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 July 25th!

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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

  • 08 / 11
    Milky Moonlight
    Milky Moonlight

    SOLD OUT! Join River Alliance of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Riverkeeper as we co-host our ninth annual Milky Moonlight in Milwaukee! This urban river adventure is one of the state's most...

  • 08 / 24
    BBQ on the Banks
    BBQ on the Banks

    Tour rolling green hills on a sheep farm and learn about farmer Terry Groth's good run-off management practices. Afterwards enjoy lunch on the banks of a stream running through the property.

  • 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.

Word on the Stream

  • 07 / 16
    Rivers and Bathrooms
    Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media

    In a clever and thoughtful treatise on the history of rivers and bathrooms, the news magazine The Guardian explains how wasteful of water, and even unhealthy, the modern bathroom is -- and how we might change it.  

  • 07 / 14
    Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media

    Rivers and the Art They Inspire. In this edition of the FLOW we explore how rivers inspire artists of many guises: songwriters, scupltors, fly-tiers.  Rivers offer color and movement for painters, and mystery and...

  • 07 / 7
    Moving at a Snail's Pace
    Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media

    As paddlers, my husband and I have long loved biting off big reaches of river. We enjoy chasing the sunset searching for the take-out around the next bend. While refueling with a post-paddle beverage, we would trace...