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For more information, please see the http://www.mkeriverkeeper.org/ Web site.

Address: 1845 N. Farwell Ave., Suite 100

Transportation: Take the #30 bus toward UWM via Maryland or Downer heading east on Wisconsin Ave. Get off at Prospect Ave. and Kane Pl. Walk two blocks west on Kane Pl. to Farwell Ave. Walk south; Milwaukee Riverkeepers is in the middle of the block in the East Side Office Plaza.

Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 23 minutes

Approximate Travel Time By Car: 9 minutes

Orientation: Contact site to set up individual orientation

Days/Hours of Operation: Dates and times are flexible, but service learners will be expected to attend a few cleanups on Saturdays, including the Spring River Cleanup on April 26 from 9:00am-12;00pm

Description of Agency: Milwaukee Riverkeeper seeks to protect water quality and wildlife habits in the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic River Watersheds. Core programming includes patrolling, monitoring, and advocating on behalf of rivers and organizing river restoration projects and river cleanup activities.

Student Role at Agency:

On Saturday, April 26th, thousands of volunteers will join Milwaukee Riverkeeper for the 19th annual Spring River Cleanup. The volunteers will clean riverbanks at 45 sites along the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic Rivers and their tributaries. The cleanup will take place from 9am to noon, followed by a volunteer thank-you party. Following the cleanup, volunteers are invited to attend a Trash Bash, a party with music food and raffle prizes to celebrate the volunteers’ hard work.

The service learner will be working closely with the Membership and Communications Coordinator to plan the 2014 Spring River Cleanup and Trash Bash. This would include identifying cleanup sites, getting cleanup supplies ready, help with the cleanup on the 26th and five other cleanups with dates yet to be determined. They will also help to promote the cleanups and help with office work to make all of the events flow smoothly.

Commitment:Following an individual orientation, service learners are expected to spend 2-3 hours per week helping with assigned tasks.

 

 


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Marquette University Service Learning
P.O. Box 1881
1102 W. Wisconsin Ave. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

Phone Number: (414) 288-0250
Fax Number: (414) 288-3259

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