We Save Rivers


Our Mission

Our mission is to advocate for the protection, enhancement and restoration of Wisconsin's rivers and watersheds. Our membership is comprised of over 2,500 individual, organizational and business members. They are urban, rural and retired; anglers, paddlers and lovers of water. Some of our business members make their living from rivers, some run restaurants. Our members' common interest is their 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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  • Blue Water Business Consortium
    Blue Water Business Consortium

    "A small business voice for clean and plentiful water." Businesses take a stand to protect the resource vital to their bottom line.

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Upcoming Events

  • 06 / 08
    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!

  • 06 / 22
    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...

Word on the Stream

  • 04 / 14
    Getting Lost in the Season Opener
    Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media

    There is no "season"per se for paddling rivers, like there is an opening for fishing or duck hunting. But the first day out on the river after a long winter is always a thrill.  Everything you love about moving...

  • 04 / 4
    When is a lake a river?
    Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media

    When browsing our Local Groups page you may notice several organizations with "Lake" in their name. Why, you may ask, is the RIVER Alliance of Wisconsin consorting with lake and reservoir groups? It’s a question...