Sixteenth Street is partnering with Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Inc. (SWWT), MMSD, and other key community, environmental and municipal agencies to restore the Kinnickinnic River Watershed. The watershed is the smallest and the most densely populated within the Milwaukee River Basin. It drains 25 square miles of urban landscape in the heart of Metropolitan Milwaukee and falls within the borders of six local municipalities (Milwaukee, West Milwaukee, West Allis, Greenfield, Cudahy and St. Francis).
Sixteenth Street is facilitating a 40-member advisory committee to identify and integrate restoration opportunities (i.e. habitat restoration, watershed quality improvements, green infrastructure) into a comprehensive watershed-wide plan that meets high environmental performance standards and will be supported by the broader community. Once the restoration plan is fully implemented, it will reduce the risk of flooding, increase water quality, and provide additional community benefits such as improved park spaces.
1337 S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. a 5:00 p. m.
Contact Jamie Ferschinger at (414) 897-5598 for more information.