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Friday F.O.R.B. (Fostering Our Riparian Biodiversity)-Habitat Restoration/Land Stewardship

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ORGANIZATION: River Revitalization Foundation

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 26 people are interested
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SPRING 2022 UPDATE: Our volunteer program, FORB, will return on Monday, March 21st 2022! Read below for all the details.

NOTE: An orientation is required prior to volunteering with RRF. All orientations will be held via Zoom. Sign up for an orientation at volunteersignup.org/TF4LC and we will email you the Zoom link prior to the orientation.

Every Friday: 1:00PM - 4:00PM

F.O.R.B. (Fostering Our Riparian Biodiversity) is River Revitalization Foundation's volunteer opportunity! Participate in land restoration activities with RRF Stewardship Director. Meet and work alongside individuals passionate about the natural world and preserving its integrity! Activities could include, but are not limited to: removing invasive species, establishing native plants and trees, maintaining trails, seed collecting and cleaning and controlling erosion. All activities are important for improving the quality and access of the habitat surrounding Milwaukee's river basin.

Volunteers must be willing and able to participate in manual labor for at least two hours outdoors in varying weather conditions (indoor options available when it is too cold or storming). Most importantly, a willingness to smile, have fun, and get dirty!

Safety Protocols:

  1. There will be a max of 5 people per volunteer day (online signup required)
  2. Masks are required when unable to distance 6ft apart and we encourage you to bring your own work gloves
  3. All tools will be sanitized after each use
  4. Our office is currently closed to the public so there will not be access to a restroom and volunteers should remain outside of the building

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About River Revitalization Foundation

Location:

2134 N. Riverboat Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53212, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

The River Revitalization Foundation advocates environmental conservation, public access and sensitive recreation in metro Milwaukee’s river watersheds.

To address critical land use issues and further the greenway concept, our primary focus includes ensuring:

  • Public access
  • Preservation of the River Valley
  • Preservation of green space in a dense urban area
  • Riparian buffers against encroaching development
  • Links with neighborhoods on both sides of the river
  • Conservation of critical habitat and wildlife areas

By convening partners with shared vision, values and mission, we can influence planning decisions made along this corridor.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2134 N. Riverboat Rd.Milwaukee, WI 53212

(43.05776,-87.89691)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Botany
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Every Friday: 1:00PM-4:00PM
  • Outdoor Habitat Restoration Opportunity

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