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

Upcoming Events

  • 06 / 14
    Fools Flotilla
    Fools Flotilla

    For just a brief moment, experience the transformation of the small but mighty Yahara running through our urban neighborhood into a celebration of water, art and music! 

  • 07 / 26
    River Rat Picnic
    River Rat Picnic

    Join us for a fun filled afternoon on the Wisconsin River at a picnic celebrating River Alliance friends. Listen to a one of a kind blend of blues, folk and rock music from Jason Horowitz...

  • 07 / 30
    Milky Moonlight
    Milky Moonlight

    Join River Alliance of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Riverkeeper as we co-host our tenth annual Milky Moonlight in Milwaukee.  This experience is not to be missed! 

Word on the Stream

  • 05 / 6
    Good Water is Good for Business
    Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media

    As the calendar turns to May, we’re making final preparations for our River Bash event May 19 from 5:30-8:30pm at the beautiful and historic Memorial Union, on the UW-Madison campus and the shores of Lake Mendota....

  • 04 / 25
    Dare to Envision the Dream
    Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media

    I had the honor to meet pioneer Marion Stoddart, founder, Nashua River Watershed Association at the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention. In the early sixties Marion advocated for the cleanup of the Nashua River -...

  • 04 / 15
    Springing Into Action!
    Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media

    The glorious thaw of winter and arrival of spring is upon us! Rejoice! This is a time of rebirth and boundless activity, when the sandhill cranes are returning, the rivers are flowing freely again, unbounded by the...

  • 03 / 23
    Pushing the Limits of Possible
    Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media

    As serious as conservation issues can be, our Wild & Scenic Film Festival also celebrates the beauty of our planet and the amazing ways in which we are able to enjoy its treasures. In our line up this year, one...