Margaret may be 92, but with the help of the River Alliance of Wisconsin she stood up to the harassment of her neighbors to do what was right for her beloved Bark River. Circumstances made it clear that removing a dam–attached to the mill that Margaret and her late husband had called home for 60 years–was the best thing for the river. But she faced stiff opposition from property owners claiming rights to the pond formed by the defunct dam. The protests were silenced when a jury ruled in favor of Margaret’s right to remove the dam.
The staff of River Alliance was proud of Margaret for hanging in through all the troubles. And Margaret was happy to see her precious river returned to its healthy state.