The Great Water Alliance owes a debt of gratitude to the Root River, and the people who fish in it, paddle on it, and live along it. After all, it’s this important tributary that will carry the water we borrow from Lake Michigan back home again.

Our goal is to leave the Root River better than we found it. To that end, we’ll be partnering with students and professors at UW-Parkside, as well as the U.S. Geological Survey, to scientifically analyze water quality and water levels at multiple points along the river.

Prior to beginning these activities in February of 2017, all of the data we gathered led us – and independent environmental experts – to conclude that the Great Water Alliance will ultimately benefit the Root River.

Now, we’re working to confirm that conclusion.

Check back regularly for the latest on our data collection efforts, and to meet some of the students who call the Root River their classroom.