Prized by educators, naturalists, and biologists for its exceptional biotic diversity, Riveredge is a regional resource for scientific research, hosting more than 40 studies, projects, inventories, monitoring programs, surveys, and other types of scientific investigations. It is habitat for endangered and threatened species such as the swamp metalmark butterfly, forked aster, goldenseal and the red-shouldered hawk. Also, Riveredge adds to the vitality of the community by providing ongoing recreational opportunities for adults, families, and children, as well as opportunities for citizen scientists to conduct ongoing scientific research.

In 2017, Riveredge launched the Community Rivers Program, a community based approach to improving the water quality in the Milwaukee River. For more information on this program, click HERE.