Metallic mining continues to be a major topic and threat to the waters of Wisconsin. Thankfully, many people have been writing elected officials, speaking at hearings and writing letters to the editor. River Alliance of Wisconsin is proud to be a part of such a dedicated coalition of groups and... Read More

The last few months have been active for the Back 40 Mine proposal. Communities continue to pass resolutions against the proposed Back 40 project and sulfide mining. There are now seven counties, two towns, two cities, dozens of tribal governments and intertribal organizations, environmental,... Read More

This is the introductory article from our winter 2018 WaterWays newsletter. Download a PDF of the full Newsletter. Heroes of the Public Trust By Raj Shukla I paddled the Namekagon River and Milwaukee River last year because of something called the Public Trust Doctrine. For those not... Read More

Wisconsin River at Pelican River

Recently, a blockage in the city of Wausau’s sanitary sewer lines resulted in the discharge of an estimated 3.7 million gallons of untreated sewage into the Wisconsin River, via a safety overflow bypass—a device designed for just such an event. The discharge began on January 19 and... Read More

Want to protect rivers from aquatic invasive species? The River Alliance of Wisconsin is seeking one Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Intern for the 2018 Field Season. The AIS Intern will be based out of La Crosse, Wisconsin and will serve La Crosse, Trempealeau and Buffalo counties. This is a... Read More