Restoring Our Polluted Lake Michigan Watersheds

  • 1525 Howe Street
  • Racine, WI

Following the program, a Wright@Night SC Johnson Campus Tour will be available from 8:00-9:30 p.m. – separate reservation is required.

Join us for an evening discussion about the restoration of our Lake Michigan rivers.

Our Root-Pike basin tributaries are some of the most impaired Lake Michigan rivers in the state. We believe we can come together to clean up these community assets. After all, our Lake Michigan provides the essential building block of life for ALL of us: water. It’s our most basic common bond. These rivers and landscapes provide a sense of place, economic benefits, recreational opportunities, habitats for diverse species and flood control. Most importantly, a healthy, well-functioning watershed helps reduce pollutants.

Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network is a 501c3 non-profit based in Racine solely devoted to cleaning up these watersheds. We do this through the initiative and networking in our name.

Dave Giordano, Executive Director, Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network, will provide an overview of the watersheds and their collaborative restoration efforts with other community collaborators, including:

  • Chad Sampson, County Conservationist, Racine County
  • Andrew McGuire, PhD, Lecturer – Sustainable Practices, UW-Milwaukee
  • Alice Thompson, Wetland Ecologist and Owner, Thompson and Associates
  • Adrian Kolski, Research Assistant, City of Racine


Come to learn about the issues, solutions and restoration work that has occurred and is planned in the Root-Pike basin.

Duration 1 1/2 hours

  • October 24, 2018
  • Location: 1525 Howe Street, SC Johnson Golden Rondelle Theater, WI
  • Phone: (262) 260-2154
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: free reservations recommended
Restoring Our Polluted Lake Michigan Watersheds