by Dawn Blackmore.
The River Revitalization Foundation (RRF) is our April Share the Plate recipient. Cash collected in the plate will be shared 50/50 between the River Revitalization Foundation and First Church.
Serving Southeastern Wisconsin since 1994, RRF’s mission is to establish an urban parkway for public access, walkways, recreation and education along the borders of the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers, to use the rivers to revitalize surrounding neighborhoods and to improve water quality.
RRF is very unique as Wisconsin’s only urban rivers land trust. A land trust protects land and water resources for public benefit. RRF works to purchase land, acquire easements, seek land donations and manages public lands. Staff and volunteers work to improve Milwaukee’s urban rivers through removal of invasive species, building trials, protecting plants, trees, and wildlife and improving water quality.
RRF partners with the groups: Fostering Our Riparian Biodiversity, UWM’s Center for Volunteerism and Student Leadership, Cream City Conservation and Consulting, Americorps and Earn and Learn. For more information about the River Revitalization Foundation and to learn more about how you can volunteer, please visit their website at www.riverrevitalizationfoundation.org