By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Apr 11, 2023 at 8:01 AM

On Saturday, April 22 – Earth Day! – from 9 a.m. until noon, the Milwaukee Riverkeeper will host its 28th annual Spring Cleanup at locations along the rivers in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties. 

Uniting volunteers from community groups and local businesses, as well as individuals, the annual cleanup works to maintain and restore area parks in the local watershed.

In 2022, 4,000 volunteers collected more than 100,000 pounds of trash from nearly 100 spots, making it, say Riverkeeper officials, the largest single day cleanup event in Southeast Wisconsin.

If you'd like to register (which is required), go here.

All participants will get a T-shirt with the design you see in the image at the top of this post and an after-cleanup Earth Day Celebration with Rock the Green at the Harley-Davidson Museum from noon until 2 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day, make a difference and have a great time at this great annual event.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.