Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the River Revitalization Foundation! 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 Monday: 2:00PM-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!
NEW Safety Protocols:
There will be a max of 5 people per volunteer day (online signup required)
Masks are required
All tools will be sanitized after each use
Volunteers will maintain at least 6 ft distance from others while in the field
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
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.
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:
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.