Inquiry-based home to environmental education programs and workshops for youth and adults. We welcome people from all over the region for field trips, scout group experiences, summer camps, homeschool programs, classes, and educational family events.
452 acres of diverse prairies, forests, wetlands, ponds, and Milwaukee River banks to discover. We actively work to restore native ecosystems, contribute to the conservation of rare and threatened species, and build on our long history of conservation work with volunteers and expert staff.
More than 50 years of being a regional destination for ecology research and documentation for academics, students, educators, and inquisitives of all backgrounds.
4458 County Hwy Y Saukville, WI 53080
Lose yourself in one of the most beautifully restored natural sanctuaries in southeastern Wisconsin. With forests, prairies, ponds, and more than a mile of Milwaukee River frontage, you’ll always have something new to explore at Riveredge.
Explore our 10 miles of trails that weave through colorful prairies, tranquil forests, and dazzling ponds all along the Milwaukee River.
Over 2,500 member households enjoy a host of benefits each year while supporting education, conservation, and research at Riveredge.
Young Lake Sturgeon are raised and released through efforts at Riveredge in partnership with the Wisconsin DNR. To date, over 20,000 young sturgeon have grown up at Riveredge!
As the first, independent nature center in southeastern Wisconsin, Riveredge has served the community for over 50 years and is still growing!
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