We work to build community engagement and power, especially in
Milwaukee's marginalized communities, around critical water issues through
connection, collaboration,and broad community leadership.
Water City 3.0
A community defined vision for Milwaukee as a
model water city developed through a highly
participatory process engaging over 1300 residents.
6 INITIATIVE AREAS long term vision & short term steps, see icons below.
10 KEY PATTERNS to guide us in becoming a model water city
We Are Water
A rich inter-arts community-wide lakefront celebration of our common waters. This annual event creates meaningful connections to our water and each other, resulting in wide-reaching outcomes.
Each year, we bring 5 community partners from all over the city together to participate in a year-long program called Water School. We aim to to support future water stewards and leaders within their communities through education, collaboration, art-making, and project development.
Cream City Classic
Milwaukee's first open river swim in the Milwaukee River, aimed at raising awareness for all of our rights to fishable, swimmable waters - an annual event to celebrate how far we've come, promote ongoing stewardship and reclaim these waters for all.
An annual to semi-annual gathering to celebrate and shape Milwaukee's water future. The Confluence is a time to come together around the many ways we are all working to create a sustainable environmental movement in Milwaukee with an eye towards the water.