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This adoption only requires your attention for a few hours, twice a year, but makes a world of difference supporting clean water, river restoration and community revitalization.
Through the Adopt-A-River Program, volunteers have committed to cleaning 10% of the 875 river miles for the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers. In 2019 alone, more than 1,400 volunteers picked up more than 20,000 pounds of trash along our waterways. Adopters reported plastic bags, plastic food wrappers, and cigarette butts as among the most frequently found items. Community groups are needed to adopt and clean portions of the rivers that remain on the adoption list.
To view adoption areas and more information about the program:
The Adopt-A-River Program is supported by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.
Community partners include the Rotary Club of Amigos de Milwaukee, Sierra Club, Friends of Kletzsch Park, and the Friends of Lincoln Park.
Help protect Lake Michigan and keep water out of your basement during rain events.