The Green Team is hosting a public input session at the Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park Branch, Wednesday night at 5:30 pm to gather your input as the team develops a Sustainability Plan for Milwaukee. If you missed one of the first 3 sessions in July and August, now's your chance to have your voice heard! In the meantime, take a survey! Check out our website for all the details.http://city.milwaukee.gov/sustainability
Connecting University Students with the Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition
Ms. Ann Brummitt, Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition; Dr. Ryan Holifield, UW-Milwaukee Department of Geography
The purpose of this project is to enhance an existing service-learning partnership between Geography 125 (Introduction to Environmental Geography) and the Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition, Our primary goal is to provide the partnership with needed technology and technological training and support, which will both strengthen the educational value of the program and develop the capacity of service learners to contribute significantly to Coalition's management of the Greenway, Portable Global Positioning System (GPS) units would be purchased to enable students to gather accurate data on the location of invasive species, watershed boundaries, soft trails, and critical species habitat in the Greenway. We would also be able to hire a qualified student as a tutor in the use of both the GPS unit and ArcGIS (Geographic Information Systems software for mapping and spatial data analysis), The tutor would provide two hours of training to each Geography 125 student performing service with the Coalition and would also be available for consultation and technical support throughout the semester.
Join Coalition members and volunteers on Monday nights in June from 5 till dusk. We will be clearing the corridor for trail re-routes on the west bank. Meet at the corner of Concordia and Gordon in Riverwest.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we know how many tools to bring.
Earn a first issue Greenway tshirt!