We Save Rivers


Our Mission

Our mission is to advocate for the protection, enhancement and restoration of Wisconsin's rivers and watersheds. Our members are urban, rural and retired; anglers, paddlers and lovers of water and some depend on rivers to make a living. Together, our common interest is a shared passion for rivers and the inspiration they bring.

The Waters we Protect 

News + Action

  • The FLOW Newsletter
    The FLOW Newsletter

    Read about hot-button river issues, learn how citizens are protecting their rivers and get updates on our work in the River Alliance newsletter, The FLOW.

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  • Local Directory
    Local Directory

    The Local Groups Program helps Wisconsin's river groups organize in their communities, and provides them the tools and training to be effective.

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  • We're Hiring!
    We're Hiring!

    We are looking for a talented communications and media professional to help us raise the River Alliance's profile and communicate the impact of our work.  Deadline is September 28th!

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  • Join our team as a paid intern!

    Help save rivers, learn new skills, and have fun! River Alliance is hiring a paid intern to manage our online auction. The intern will work 10-15 hours per week from August 25 through December 12.

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Upcoming Events

  • 09 / 21
    Birds, Bluffs, and Backwaters
    Birds, Bluffs, and Backwaters

    Come along on a pontoon boat tour of the wildlife-rich Weaver Bottoms of the Mississippi River featuring Big River Magazine publisher Reggie McLeod.  Rain date Saturday, September 27th.

  • 11 / 28
    Online Auction
    Online Auction

    Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts and experiences while saving rivers! You can find priceless river experiences, fine wine and dining packages, and unique art through the River Alliance Online...

Word on the Stream

  • 09 / 18
    There They Go Again
    Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media

    We've almost gotten inured to the dairy industry's rationalizations, denials, obfuscations, deflections and excuses for not changing its polluting ways. For decades, dairy farmers blamed sea gulls for algae pollution...

  • 09 / 18
    Victory in the Central Sands
    Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media

    Central Sand residents chalked up a victory last week when a state administrative law judge ruled that the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) must consider the accumulated effects of groundwater use in issuing a...

  • 09 / 3
    'Tis the Season for "River Time"
    Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media

    If the old fishermen’s saying that time spent on the river doesn’t count against your predetermined amount of time on this planet, then River Alliance staff are doing pretty well as of late, and can expect to live...

  • 08 / 21
    The Dams That Were Not
    Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media

    Despite a growing portfolio of successful stories about restored rivers from removing dams, dam removal remains controversial.  Though we have been out of the business of the dam removal process for many years,...

  • 08 / 20
    Another Tough Day on the Job
    Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media

    Another tough day on the job at River Alliance. Touring US Geological Survey's UMESC facility in La Crosse and learning about state-of-the-art research they're doing to protect rivers; then monitoring for invasive...