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  • An International Impact
    Written by Ken Leinbach
    Monday, 15 May 2017
    An International Impact

    As we created Urban Ecology Center branches, we were barely thinking outside of the bounds of our neighborhoods. Our goals were all about “acting local” - protecting and enhancing Milwaukee’s natural areas and its surrounding waters. “Thinking global” was attainable, but “acting global” seemed a bit out of reach. The thought of our work having anything to do with places as far flung as Guatemala, Mexico, Israel, the Congo or Tanzania was not even possible to conceive of back in those earlier days.

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  • Summer Camp Isn’t Just for Kids!
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Wednesday, 19 July 2017
    Summer Camp Isn’t Just for Kids!

    Summer camp season is in full swing here at the Center, and our branches are echoing with the sounds of happy children having adventures! If you’re feeling a little jealous of all the fun our campers are having, then we have the perfect event for you – our Grown-Up Summer Camp, brought to you by our friends at New Belgium Brewing and hosted at our Riverside Park branch.

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  • Meet the Land Steward Interns
    Written by Sarina Counard-Ryals
    Monday, 17 July 2017
    Meet the Land Steward Interns

    Part of the Urban Ecology Center’s mission is to preserve and enhance the urban natural areas in which we operate. Our small, full-time team of professional Land Stewards do a great job engaging volunteers on restoration projects, but tending to all the work needed in the summer growing season can be a challenge. Thank goodness for our Summer Land Steward Interns!

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