Now Hiring: Summer Internship Program: Riverine-terns

We're seeking five energized high school students to join our team for the summer as a Riverine-terns! Interns work involves land stewardship - conservation and protection of the river, volunteer and community engagement, and an educational component. This is a seasonal position (June-August), the schedule varies and average 30 hours/week.
Learn more & Apply here: https://www.riverrevitalizationfoundation.org/join-us/internship-program/

Now Hiring: Land Steward

We are seeking a passionate individual to assist with the stewardship, maintenance, and restoration of our nature preserves. Qualified individuals will demonstrate an enthusiasm to learn and grow skills related to ecological conservation. Utilizing sustainable management techniques and strong initiative, Land Stewards can look forward to getting their hands dirty restoring beautiful forests, prairies, wetlands, and other natural areas within Ozaukee, Washington, and Milwaukee Counties. Based primarily in the field, Land Stewards will work closely with OWLT/RRF staff and volunteers to control invasive species, plant native trees/shrubs, conduct prescribed fires, and maintain and improve trails, infrastructure, and access points. Land stewards will be expected to work in a variety of outdoor conditions and terrain. Learn more here: https://www.owlt.org/employment

Who we are

The mission of the River Revitalization Foundation is to establish a parkway for public access, walkways, recreation and education, bordering the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers; to use the rivers to revitalize surrounding neighborhoods; and to improve water quality.

From the past to the future, we are committed to the return of this vital natural resource for all as Milwaukee’s urban rivers land trust.

land acknowledgement

We acknowledge in Milwaukee that we are on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk and Menominee homeland along the southwest shores of Michigami, North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes, where the Milwaukee, Menominee and Kinnickinnic rivers meet and the people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida and Mohican nations remain present.

From the Electa Quinney Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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News: Milwaukee SEED Library x RRF

RRF has partnered with the Milwaukee Seed Library to install a Free Seed Library in Turtle Park, outside of RRF's office.

The collaborative goal of Milwaukee Seed Library and RRF is to offer the Milwaukee community convenient access to seeds and educational resources that promote natural growth in the environment and the needs of individual gardeners. By doing so, they hope to encourage the experimentation and implementation of sustainable, safe, and consistent gardening practices.

RRF's 2023 Summer Riverine-terns worked with a Milwaukee Seed Library volunteer to design, construct and install the library in August 2023. The library features a miniature office to scale, with a living green roof! We hope you can visit the library and grow some seeds soon!

Visit the @MilwaukeeSeedLibrary on Instagram to learn more about the project!

Your support is critical to our work

Donations from nature lovers like you help support River Revitalization Foundation’s mission and green spaces.

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