Celebrate Earth Day with Rock the Green and Milwaukee Riverkeeper
From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27, Milwaukee Riverkeeper will proudly host their 24th annual Spring River Cleanup with nearly 4,000 volunteers joining together across the Milwaukee River Basin to get outdoors, pick up trash and help to achieve swimmable, fishable rivers. Afterward, the clean up volunteers and the community are welcome at the free 8th Annual Rock the Green Earth Day Celebration from noon to 2 p.m. at Estabrook Park, Picnic Area 8.
The celebration will provide eco-education from local environmental nonprofits and organizations. Local bands Chicken Wire Empire and Lex Allen will give live concerts on a pedal-powered stage provided by The Velo Femmes, Black Girls Do Bike and Cadence Cycling Milwaukee. Local food vendors will sell tasty sustainable fare. To have a maximum impact of landfill diversion, the event incorporates zero waste production including waste reclamation stations and food served on compostable serving ware.
Natural Awakenings Milwaukee, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Anthologie Inc., Riverwater Partners, Good City Brewing, Jacobs, the City of Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office, 88Nine RadioMilwaukee, WUWM 89.7 FM, Shepherd Express and Milwaukee County Parks are sponsors of the event.