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Cheryl Nenn

Cheryl Nenn has been the riverkeeper for Milwaukee Riverkeeper for 15 years. She serves as project director, biologist and spokesperson for the organization. Nenn has a bachelor’s degree in biology from University of Illinois and a master’s degree in natural resource ecology and management from University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment. Previously, she consulted for the U.S. Forest Service, provided forestry and wildlife management planning for private landowners for the Michigan DNR, and helped manage forest restoration, reforestation and erosion control projects for the City of New York. As riverkeeper, Nenn identifies sources of pollution to Milwaukee’s rivers, actively patrols the rivers for issues of concern, and looks for collaborative solutions to these problems. She also oversees other volunteer water quality monitoring initiatives, the Milwaukee Urban Water Trail, and various restoration and stormwater demonstration projects.


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