All that remains of a proposed dam on the Kickapoo River is this concrete observation tower and a quarter-mile long berm.  (Photo courtesy Friends of the Kickapoo Reserve)  Despite a growing portfolio of successful stories about restored rivers from removing dams, dam removal remains... Read More

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is chronicling in a four-part series the restoration of the Milwaukee River.  It is an impressive accounting of ecological rebound and economic development that can be generated when a community commits to cleaning up its river. In one segment of the series,... Read More

We're pleased our old friend Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, dropped our name in a recent New York Times opinion piece he penned about "deadbeat dams." Truth be told, Yvon is really not an old personal friend, but we have a long-standing relationship with his company, Patagonia.... Read More

When browsing our Local Groups page you may notice several organizations with "Lake" in their name. Why, you may ask, is the RIVER Alliance of Wisconsin consorting with lake and reservoir groups? It’s a question worth asking, and the answer’s actually a pretty easy one. These “lakes”... Read More