After over 10 years of tireless dedication, the Milwaukee River at Estabrook Park runs free again!
Milwaukee Riverkeeper joined with community members, fisherman, property owners and elected officials to fight for dam removal, and thanks to all of these efforts, the Estabrook Dam has finally been demolished! We want to bring all “Dam Warriors” together to celebrate this moment in our community’s history and mark this generational milestone for the Milwaukee River.
Please join us for an evening by the river and across from the former dam site, and hear from those who worked so hard to make Estabrook Dam removal a reality.
5:30 p.m. – Cocktail Hour 6:30 p.m. – Presentation with remarks from Riverkeeper Cheryl Nenn, County Executive Chris Abele, Mayor Barrett, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Executive Director Kevin Shafer 7:00 p.m. – Celebration
Holiday Inn Riverfront 4700 N Port Washington Rd, Milwaukee
Join us to celebrate a free flowing Milwaukee River. Your ticket will support more work to create a healthy, free flowing river.
"A little fill here and there may seem to be nothing to become excited about. But one fill, though comparatively inconsequential, may lead to another, and another, and before long a great body may be eaten away until it may no longer exist. Our navigable waters are a precious natural heritage, once gone, they disappear forever," wrote the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its 1960 opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC and buttressing The Public Trust Doctrine, Article IX of the Wisconsin State Constitution.
Lake Michigan in winter
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James Rowen is an independent writer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He worked as the senior Mayoral staffer in Madison and Milwaukee and for newspapers in both cities. This blog began on 2/2/ 2007.