Fund For Lake Michigan

Downtown Revitalization

Riverside bluff restoration improves public access in Racine

We help cities revitalize their downtown areas with healthy urban rivers at the forefront. In Racine, a restored Root River is the centerpiece of the RootWorks redevelopment plan. Riverfront bike trails, outdoor education, improved water quality and enhanced public access will transform more than a mile of the river. The project will be crowned by a riverwalk lined with new housing and businesses, including a revamped Machinery Row. The Fund for Lake Michigan has committed over $250,000 in support for RootWorks’ green infrastructure and riverside bluff restoration plans.