River Alliance of Wisconsin: working with cities & counties to protect rivers

The River Alliance of Wisconsin has worked closely with the local river group and the City of Racine to create a redevelopment plan and river corridor overlay district for the Root River in downtown Racine. (The plan was passed by their City Council a number of months ago.) This plan and zoning change lays the groundwork for redeveloping the formerly industrial riverfront into a gathering place for the City that drives job creation, creates a sense of place, and improves water quality.

The River Alliance also began a project in partnership with the Ozaukee County Land and Water Management Department. The goal is to reduce phosphorus runoff from 4,000 acres of farmland in the Ulao Creek watershed, a tributary of the Milwaukee River.