Great Lakes Restoration Tour: Milwaukee Area Successes
Aug 10, 2012 • Milwaukee and Ozaukee Counties • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gathering Waters Conservancy, the Healing our Waters Coalition, the River Revitalization Foundation, the Urban Ecology Center, and Ozaukee Washington Land Trust invite you to attend a tour of significant conservation sites in southeast Wisconsin. These sites highlight progress, as well as ongoing needs and opportunities, in Great Lakes protection and restoration, with a particular focus on the economic and ecological benefits of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
9:00 Registration and refreshments
Urban Ecology Center
1500 East Park Place
Limited on-site parking or street parking available.
9:30 - 12:00 Tour of Milwaukee sites
12:00 - 12:45 Travel to Forest Beach Migratory Preserve in Ozaukee County
Transportation will be provided. Maps will be made available if you prefer to drive yourself.
12:45 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 3:00 Tour of Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
3:15 Transportation back to Milwaukee
4:00 Arrive back in Milwaukee
Congresswoman Gwen Moore (confirmed)
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele (confirmed)
Gathering Waters Conservancy, Urban Ecology Center, River Revitalization Foundation, Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, The Conservation Fund, Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Ozaukee County, Healing Our Waters Coalition
About the sites
The Milwaukee sites include the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum, a GLRI restoration project adjacent to the Urban Ecology Center and Riverside Park, and the River Revitalization Foundation's Wheelhouse parcel, a restoration and conversion of a blighted site in the Milwaukee River Area of Concern, into a riverfront park. Both sites sit along the Milwaukee River and are part of the 800 acre Milwaukee River Greenway.
In Ozaukee County we'll visit the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust's Forest Beach Migratory Preserve; a unique and important 116 acre site that was previously used as a golf course. The land trust is transforming the property into a major migratory bird stopover site and using GLRI funding to research bird and bat migratory patterns to determine the importance of stopover habitat along the Lake Michigan Migratory Flyway.
You are invited to join us at one or both of these locations.
What to wear
Dress for the weather and mild hiking.
To attend or for more information
On-line registration is available here. Or call 608.251.9131 or email email@example.com.
Please RSVP by August 6th. Registration deadline extend to August 8th!