For the last 30 years, River Alliance of Wisconsin has worked to empower people to protect and restore water in three big ways:

  • local watershed group support,

  • lobbying for clean water protection laws, and

  • leading a vision for a better water protection system.

Local groups

River Alliance of Wisconsin believes in the power of grassroots action. It is a core part of our work to engage people in activities that inspire water stewardship. 

It starts with getting involved with your local water protection organizations. When River Alliance steers resources and technical support to local groups, they become stronger grassroots advocates for clean water. Visit our Local Groups page to find an organization in your community


We believe that it’s our government’s job to safeguard water for the health of people and our environment. That’s why we work to hold public agencies accountable for enforcing pollution laws. 

Our staff and volunteer leaders are experts in pollution and agriculture laws. They make River Alliance a credible voice on water policy and public engagement.


River Alliance of Wisconsin has a vision for a better way to protect our water. With passion and determination, we are leaders in guiding Wisconsin’s environmental protection efforts toward preventing problems instead of just responding to them. 

Our Wisconsin Water Agenda is a big-picture perspective on better ways to protect water in our state. Our Wisconsin Agricultural Agenda includes meaningful policy goals for sustainable farming and food systems. We work with county leaders to pass Clean Water Now resolutions that affirm the right to clean water for all.

Field day on Bouressa Family Farm

Sunday, June 23, New London, 2-6 p.m.

Come to the Bouressa Family Farm to learn about how regenerative agriculture can protect water and Wisconsin’s family farms. This is a family-friendly, fun, and educational event to learn about regenerative agriculture and how to get involved in supporting a sustainable farm future.

Food will be included in the ticket price, along with bluegrass music by Ryan Thompson and Townline, farm tour, hay rides, raffles, screen printing and more.

Those who register in advance are entered to win a Happy Camper prize pack from Fontana Sports or a freezer box from Sitka Seafood Market. Buy tickets online.


Join us

Wisconsin has 13,500 miles of navigable streams and rivers, and more than 15,000 lakes, plus groundwater that is the source of most Wisconsinites’ drinking water. It’s going to take all of us to defend our water. 

Join River Alliance today with your donation or sign up for our Word on the Stream e-newsletter.