Volunteers Needed For A Menomonee Falls River Clean-Up

Volunteers are needed to be a part of a cleanup of the Menomonee River and area parks as part of the Riverkeepers Earth Day movement to do a massive unified Southeastern Wisconsin Milwaukee River Basin Cleanup effort on Saturday April 18, 2015 from 9:00-Noon.

The Village of Menomonee Falls has joined this effort and is one location to come and be a part of this great Earth Day movement for the seventh year in a row. Local citizens have banded together to tackle litter and trash in the Menomonee River to help improve our waterways. The Village of Menomonee Falls will again conduct a river cleanup with the help of wonderful volunteers in more than 30 locations along the Menomonee River and Tamarack Swamp in conjunction with the Milwaukee Riverkeepers Organization.

We are looking for environmentally minded citizens and local groups such as Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, Church Groups, and School Green Teams who want to get down and dirty in the river and surrounding areas to help improve the water quality and streamside habitat for animals.

Volunteers are dedicated to protecting the Menomonee River because a healthy community starts with a vibrant river. Our volunteers are excited to pitch in because a cleaner river is a vibrant river,” said Jeff Nettesheim, Director of Utilities.

Information About the Cleanup Process
The Riverkeepers Cleanup is a series of community-based stream cleanups happening in the Milwaukee and Metro area. This popular annual event raises public awareness of the magnitude of trash accumulating in our area’s waterways degrading our water quality.

The Village of Menomonee Falls has chosen to be a site captain who will be participating along with hundreds of volunteers taking part in numerous cleanups across the Milwaukee River Basin to remove trash from local rivers and streams. 
 
Learn more about the Menomonee Falls River Cleanup at www.Menomonee-Falls.org/RiverCleanup.

Location and How to Get Involved
“The Menomonee River is so important to our community that we’ve got to take every opportunity we can to protect it, for us and for future generations. Keeping it clean is one way that citizens can do their part for the river we all love,” said Nancy Greifenhagen, Environmental Coordinator.

The Menomonee River can be found from County Line, Highway Q in the north all the way to the Village of Butler flowing through many popular parks including Mill Pond Park, Lime Kiln Park and Willowood Park.

We appreciated all the volunteers who came out last year to help us on our River Cleanup. We applaud the work of so many people who came out and took action to help keep improving the water quality of the Menomonee River.

To be a part of the Menomonee Falls River Cleanup, pre-register online for your favorite location. Meet at the Rotary Park Shelter on Fond du Lac Ave., registration begins at 8:15 AM on Saturday morning April 18, 2015. Then travel to your chosen cleanup location from 9:00 until Noon. At Noon come back to Rotary Park Shelter for a light lunch and the announcement of the winner of the Weirdest Item Found Contest. For more information contact Nancy at (262) 532-4417 or stormwater@menomonee-falls.org. To pre-register, go to www.Menomonee-Falls.org/Signup.

For more information on river cleanups happening throughout our watershed visit: www.MkeRiverkeeper.org.

More Information
Menomonee Falls River and Park Cleanup Event
Saturday April 18, 2015
Rotary Park Shelter #1
Fond Du Lac Ave.
9:00-Noon
Registration starts at 8:15 AM
An appreciation light lunch will be served at Noon at Rotary Park Shelter for the volunteers.