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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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  • See For Yourself Our Menomonee Valley Branch
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Saturday, 20 May 2017
    See For Yourself Our Menomonee Valley Branch

    Collaborating with Menomonee Valley Partners, our branch is the hub of natural restoration and community. Some highlights include partnering with 19 schools, over 50 afterschool programs and 18 Summer Camps.

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  • A Taste From the Southside
    Written by Jaime Cano
    Friday, 19 May 2017
    A Taste From the Southside

    The Menomonee Valley is a special place. I could write endlessly about all the cool stuff we do at our branch and in the surrounding neighborhoods. I have had rich personal experiences as I dove into this south side community.

    Some of the most fun adventures involved … food!

    We talk a lot at the Urban Ecology Center about “So much life!” In our south side community you could also say “So much food!” We provide community gardens for our neighbors, enjoy guest teachers who share their cooking knowledge, and share meals with colleagues from others organizations to build community.

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