Fund For Lake Michigan

Putting Milwaukee’s Rivers on a Low-Salt Diet

  • Grant Recipient: Milwaukee Riverkeeper
  • Amount: $47,400
  • Year: 2015
  • Watershed: Menomonee River, Kinnickinnic River, Milwaukee River
  • Focus Area: Monitoring/Watershed Planning

Riverkeeper aims to put Milwaukee on a “Low Salt Diet” by monitoring salt levels in area rivers and working to educate private property owners on the impacts of salt application. These private parties account for more than 50% of salt pollution in the watershed and represent a significant opportunity to improve water quality through education and outreach.

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