Sierra Club’s Nearby Nature program
Sierra Club’s Nearby Nature programThe Sierra Club Nearby Nature program is an environmental justice and equity initiative, to build healthier and more resilient communities everywhere. Six local campaigns are underway across the U.S. The Great Waters Group is focusing its efforts in neighborhoods stressed by poverty and racial injustice, particularly n Milwaukee’s 30th Street Corridor and Lincoln Creek Greenway.
- Monday, March 18th, 6:30 pm, The March program will be held at its usual location at the Wauwatosa Library. The topic will be "“Protecting Our Rivers and Lake Michigan with Green Infrastructure”. The previously planned visit to the Black Historical Society Museum has been postponed to a future date.
- Also Saturday April 27th, Adopt-A-River Cleanup on Lincoln Creek with Riverkeeper annual River Cleanup. Meet at 35th and Congress. To sign up, click here
- Youth Programs
In partnership with Urban Ecology Center, we began an after-school youth program at Daniels-Mardak Boys and Girls club in April of 2018. For the summer, we expanded the program to include Daniels-Mardak as well as Samuel Clemens School and the Lighthouse Youth Center in Garden Homes neighborhood.Over the summer, about 50 youths participated in weekly nature programs conducted by Urban Ecology staff.
In partnership with Milwaukee Riverkeeper, we adopted the section of Lincoln Creek from 35th and Congress to 34th and Hampton. This half-mile stretch of Lincoln Creek is an amazing 20 acre wild space that is home to diverse wildlife. We have conducted several clean-ups in the area and are reaching out to neighbors to see if there is interest in a nature trail through the area. This is the natural area featured in Eddee Daniel's Milwaukee Magazine article, linked below.
We are continually scheduling outings in areas of interest along the Lincoln Creek Greenway. Please check the events calendar.