Riveredge Nature Center
Riveredge Nature Center is the site for the Milwaukee River Lake Sturgeon Streamside Rearing Facility and working with a number of conservation agencies in an effort to restore a breeding population of lake sturgeon to the Milwaukee River. The project is a 25-year experiment and hopes to produce 37,500-50,000 fish by the year 2031. A joint effort with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, other nature centers and prairie preservation organizations to sponsor a Prairie Invertebrate Conference. The River Connection Program. This is a collaborative undertaking of Riveredge Nature Center, Urban Ecology Center and Pier Wisconsin. The River Connection program serves the Milwaukee Riverwest community with the overall goal of helping students understand the role of water in our lives by building a deep knowledge of and connection to place through authentic exploration of and reflection on the fresh water system of the Milwaukee River. Riverdge provides habitat for the Swamp Metalmark Butterfly, a rare and endangered species throughout its limited range. Since 1991, Riveredge has worked with the Milwaukee Public Museum to better understand and reestablish this rare breed of butterlfy. Riveredge's population is used by the museum's staff to try to reestablish the butterfly at other sites through out the state. The Riveredge Community is made up of: 21-member Board of Directors. A staff of 18 full-time and part-time employees Approximately 1,250 members 300 Active Volunteers
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