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Early Morning Bird Walks (Washington Park)
Washington Park

Wednesday, April 16th

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Spring Break at the Urban Ecology Center - CANCELLED
Riverside Park

Wednesday, April 16th

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Our Branches

    Menomonee Valley From the Ground up

    Rendering of the new Valley greenspace

    Revitalizing Milwaukee's crossroad

    At the heart of the Urban Ecology Center you'll always find a community striving for change. Our branches are the results of partnerships with organizations, neighbors and businesses that have a vested interest in seeing their area grow and thrive. Whether the issue is safety, preservation, education or just neighbors connecting to each other -- working with people with this much energy is hard to resist.

    For this branch we have formed a unique partnership with the Menomonee Valley Partners, a nonprofit whose vision is to redevelop the Menomonee Valley into a strong ecological, economic and cultural area in the city. Together we have created a joint project — Menomonee Valley - From The Ground Up. Our new branch is only a part of this $26 million project that includes:

    • The transformation of 24 acres of wasteland into a freshly planted outdoor learning area
    • Doubling of the Hank Aaron State Trail with construction of a six-mile western extension
    • Vastly improved pedestrian/ bike access into the valley

    To make this happen, our two organizations are working closely with the state, city, and county governments, surrounding neighborhood associations, a number of the Valley businesses, the Forest County Potawatomi, Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail, and more. Energizing, isn't it?

    Above is a rendering of what the Valley will look like after all of the changes have been made.

    Click here to see a list of the Menomonee Valley – From the Ground Up Donors!

    Surveying for our Healthy Wisconsin Partnership Project, a community health evaluation project, will be done on iPads with software provided byQuestion Pro.

  • 1500 E. Park Pl

    Milwaukee, WI 53211

    (414) 964-8505

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    Monday - Thursday

    9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Friday & Saturday

    9 am - 5 pm


    Noon - 5 p.m.

    1859 N. 40th St.

    Milwaukee, WI 53208

    (414) 344-5460

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    Noon - 6pm


    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    3700 W Pierce St

    Milwaukee, WI 53215

    (414) 431-2940

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    Tuesday - Friday

    Noon - 7 pm


    9 am - 5 pm