Milwaukee River Romp 2019!

River Revitalization Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee Foundation invite you to partake in our annual River Romp on the Milwaukee River! Whether you’re a novice or a water-sport pro, bring your friends and family down to the river and seize the beautiful summer day!


  • When/Where: Sunday June 23rd, 1pm-4pm at Kiwanis Landing (Turtle Park) right next to River Revitalization Foundation
  • A donation of $30 to benefit both organizations is suggested upon registration
  • Because this event is limited to 75 people, registration is required. To reserve a canoe or kayak please call 414-271-8000. Limited availability- first come first serve! If you have a boat of your own please feel free to bring it! (Registration is still required)
  • To register and reserve a canoe/ kayak please fill out the form below then follow the prompt to submit your payment on PayPal.
  • Family/kid friendly!
  • Upon arrival to the event, our volunteers will equip you with your kayak/canoe, life jacket, and paddle. They will also provide you with a brief paddling lesson before you launch.
  • Paddle route: Launch from Kiwanis Landing (adjacent to RRF office), paddle to Pere Marquette Park, and head back to the landing (~ 3 miles)

River Revitalization Foundation’s 25th Anniversary

We have taken great strides over the past 25 years! Come celebrate and help us support our mission to Protect, Correct, Restore, and Invest in our river valley.

Time: Thursday October 24th, 2019

Location: Bradley Pavilion at the Marcus Performing Arts Center

Special Guests Include:
-John Gurda, Milwaukee historian and author
-Chis Abele, Milwaukee County Executive
-Tommy Thompson, Former Governor of Wisconsin

Cocktail reception ◦ Silent auction ◦ Dinner

Seating is limited- please call 414-271-8000 to reserve your table. Tickets will be available for purchase.

FORB | Fostering Our Riparian Biodiversity

Join our land management team in restoration activities along the Milwaukee River. Volunteers meet and work alongside other individuals passionate about the natural world and preserving its integrity.

The Details:

Where to Meet: Each volunteer day begins at our office. Our office is a renovated single-story home complete with a green roof and solar panels!  Debriefing takes place inside – come on in and make yourself at home.

Clothing: Please dress appropriately for the weather. The majority of our volunteer activities will be held outside. Wear close-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Other Items to Consider: Water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray

FORB 2019 Volunteer Hours

Mondays 2pm-4pm

Fridays 1pm-4pm

February through November 2019, FORB will take place on the 1st and 2nd Saturdays of each month from 9am-Noon.

*NO FORB on Saturdays in December 2019 and January 2020



May 24th and May 27th

July 5th and July 6th

September 2nd

November 29th

December 23rd, December 27th, and December 30th

Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
River Revitalization Foundation
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:00 pm
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:00 pm
River Revitalization Foundation
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
River Revitalization Foundation
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
5:30 pm
Bradley Pavilion at the Marcus Performing Arts Center