The Root River Council started out in 2006 as a conversation among various community members concerned about the Root River. These ‘River Enthusiasts’ researched the successes of communities around the globe and strategized ways that the City of Racine and all of Southeastern WI could implement best management practices to revitalize the Root River. The conversation grew into community workshops, and in 2008 a year’s worth of community input was compiled into the Back to the Root: An Urban River Revitalization Plan.
Root River Council's Purpose:
The Root River Council is committed to the revitalization and redevelopment of the Root River to create a sense of place, promote economic growth, improve water quality, and increase public access and interaction in the City of Racine.
The Root River Council shall build relationships with business and professional associations, environmental groups, educational institutions, government agencies, arts, community organizations and the general public to make the Root River a vibrant focus of urban life.
Said corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.