A group of clean water advocates gather for a photo on a sunny, fall day with colorful autumn leafed trees in the background.

During our 30-year history, River Alliance has stood with water defenders all across Wisconsin to push back against proposals to bring sulfide mining to our state. We’re remembering the big win to stop a proposed open-pit metallic mine in the Penokee Hills ten years ago as well as the... Read More

A new report, “The Minnesota Prove It First Bill and the Myth of Sulfide Ore Mining without Environmental Contamination” by mining engineer Steve Emerman, supports what River Alliance of Wisconsin and our partners have said for years. There isn’t a sulfide mine that hasn’t... Read More

Joint Statement on Flambeau Mine Closure

Today River Alliance of Wisconsin joined Wisconsin’s Green Fire: Voices for Conservation and Sierra Club - WI Chapter to respond to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' certificate of completion for a portion of the former Flambeau Mine. The letter below includes background... Read More

River Rat Chat participants gather before a tobacco ceremony and Wolf River hike.

On June 4 we gathered in Rhinelander for our first River Rat Chat of 2022. It was wonderful to see old friends and welcome new members. The River Rat Chat was a listening session for all of us to hear about local water protection concerns and a chance to update our friends on the work... Read More

This year, River Alliance asked YOU—our amazing members across the state—to share your plans to protect & enjoy Wisconsin's waters. Check out the submissions below to get inspired for making YOUR plans in the year ahead.We're highlighting our top two staff picks, but ALL the entries... Read More