Heroes of the Week:Milwaukee Riverkeeper Volunteers, Members and Staff
Milwaukee Riverkeeper relies heavily on community volunteers to assist in community cleanups, water quality monitoring and advocacy efforts. Volunteers are still needed for Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s 18th Annual Spring River Cleanup, to be held Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Those interested can register online, call 414-287-0207 ext. 6 or simply show up at one of the 45 sites (listed online) on that date.
“Our volunteers are our life blood—they give us their most precious asset: their time. We couldn’t do half of what we achieve each year without our volunteer network,” says Karen Schapiro, executive director of Milwaukee Riverkeeper. “We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of the community.”
Become a member for $35 a year and receive regular email alerts, quarterly newsletters and special invitations and discounts to events. Monetary donations of any amount are always welcome as well. Milwaukee Riverkeeper is also looking for water monitors and will hold a Beginners Water Monitor Training class on Saturday, May 4, at Riveredge Nature Center. Readers interested in becoming a water monitor should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those interested in learning more about additional volunteer opportunities can contact Laura Maker at email@example.com or 414-287-0207 ext. 1. For more information about the organization, upcoming events or to make a donation, visit milwaukeriveerkeeper.org.