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

  • Wish4waterWI
    wish4waterWI
    wish4waterWI

    We all deserve clean, safe water.  What do you wish for when it comes to Wisconsin's water resources, and how can you help make it happen?

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Upcoming Events

  • 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 / 23
    The Irish Voyageur
    Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media

    "The Irish Voygeur" title that canoeing adventurer John Sullivan gives himself conjures a picture of a Guiness-quaffing "all hail good fellow" type hanging out in pubs in Galway. That is not the John Sullivan I know....

  • 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,...