Your financial contribution directly supports our work along Milwaukee’s urban rivers and helps provide a natural place that everyone can enjoy.  When you become a River Ally, you help fund important work in the river valley which includes habitat restoration, volunteer recruitment and coordination to assist in our field work, strategic land purchases, and land management in the Milwaukee River Greenway.

River Revitalization offers opportunities for people to connect with Milwaukee’s urban rivers.  This connection to water and nature is central to our mission of protecting Milwaukee’s rivers. Community members help take care of land, open green space and trails.  This work connects neighborhoods with each other, teaches and encourages safe interactions with urban land and rivers, and helps restore our river systems. Check out all the ways you can volunteer..

Thanks for your interest in volunteering! Please fill out the waiver below and then contact our Field Supervisor, Ellie Kirkwood 414.271.8000 x 3, regarding the specifics of how to get your feet wet with us.

Many thanks to the following organizations and businesses that volunteered at RRF in 2016—Thank you!

  • Café Corazon
  • Fox Point Lutheran Church
  • Golda Meir High School
  • Good City Brewery
  • Gordon Brothers Accuval
  • Johnson Controls Inc.
  • Kiwanis
  • Lakefront Brewery
  • Marquette University
  • MillerCoors
  • Outpost Natural Foods
  • Potawatomi Foundation
  • The Park People WEED Out
  • U.S. Bank
  • UMB Fund Services
  • Wisconsin International Academy

Interested in helping our Field Crew maximize their efforts outdoors? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you!  We remove thousands of pounds of invasive plants annually and plant thousands of native species in their place.  So as you can imagine, we need a lot of tools and supplies to make that happen.  Please contact our Land Manager, Joanna Demas 414.271.8000 x 3, if you would like to donate any of the items on our wish list.

  • Sisal twine
  • Bamboo stakes (tall)
  • Metal hardware cloth
  • Zip ties (large)
  • Felling axe
  • Organic potting soil
  • Sand
  • Extendable ladder
  • Binoculars
  • Felling wedges (plastic)
  • Boot brushes
  • Rags (Reusable cloth)
  • Rubber mallets (5-10)
  • Sledge hammers
  • Native field guides
  • Ear muff protectors
  • Ziplock baggies