Milwaukee River Cleanup Workday

On April 21, 2007, approximately 30 SEWTU coordinated volunteers worked at the Milwaukee River, performing clean-up operations.  The event, which was conducted between the UW-Milwaukee Park-and-Ride, and the Capitol Bridge Crossing, was part of the Friends of Milwaukee's Rivers annual Earth Day River Clean Up.  The event features hundreds of crews, working on various watershed points throughout the greater Milwaukee area, and provides a great service to our community. 


Members working found a great variety of interesting treasures, including hula hoops, fully-ready fishing ensembles, destroyed mop wringers, a few lead pipes, a host of broken glass objects, a severed doll's head, and a few knives.  In short, it was an interesting day! 


This workday was important because the Milwaukee River is one of our Chapter's important home waters, and one which many of our members regularly fish for all manners of species.  Led by Chapter Political Liaison John Knitter, SEWTU had a great turnout, cleaned up a good stretch of the Milwaukee River, and gave back to one of our prized local resources.