Urban Rivers


The River Alliance of Wisconsin has devoted this quarter’s newsletter to pondering “Why Urban Rivers Matter.” The River Alliance’s strong history of protecting rivers in rural and remote areas is complemented by this urban counterpoint. As their contributers note, we have far more opportunities to meaningfully interact with rivers in downtown Milwaukee, Racine, and Wausau than we do with the “wild and scenic” rivers elsewhere. Of course urban rivers often have far more baggage – including more obvious histories of human use and modification, industrialization, and social stigma from decades of neglect – yet they can be ecologically significant and have important potential for Conscious Outdoor Recreation. Cleaning up both the urban river and its image is a worthy ambition of the River Alliance – taking the lead in celebrating Urban Wilderness. Learn more at www.wisconsinrivers.org

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  1. ps: 100% of Pemba’s 1% For The Planet contributions go to the River Alliance of Wisconsin.