Cheryl Nenn is the Riverkeeper for Milwaukee Riverkeeper. She manages the Citizen Based Water Quality Monitoring Program in the Milwaukee River Basin, several advanced monitoring projects (identifying sources of human bacteria, phosphorus, and chloride), the Milwaukee Urban Water Trail Project, the Menomonee River Fish Passage Project, and several stream restoration and stormwater demonstration projects in the Milwaukee River Basin. As the Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Cheryl patrols local waterways, identifies problems in the Milwaukee River Basin, responds to citizen concerns, reviews permits, and helps find collaborative solutions to problems affecting local rivers. Cheryl is on the Council of the Waterkeeper Alliance, the Advisory Board for the Milwaukee River Greenway, and has served on the Technical Advisory Committees for SEWRPC’s Regional Water Quality Management Plan and the Milwaukee River Estuary AOC Fish and Wildlife Team. Cheryl is also co-chair of the Menomonee River Watershed Action Team and Science Committee for the Southeastern Wisconsin Watershed Trust.
Cheryl has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.S. in Natural Resource Ecology and Management from the University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment. Prior to working with Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Cheryl has worked with the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Peace Corps and Crisis Corps, City of New York Natural Resources Group, Michigan Department of Natural Resources/Dept. of Agriculture, and an environmental consulting firm specializing in natural area management and water quality issues.