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We want fundraising to be fun so we're offering some fantastic incentives!

Raise $50 or More: Get a Water Bottle!

Anyone who raises $50 or more will get a high-quality water bottle with the Urban Ecology Center logo on it! 

Top Individual Fundraising Prize: Custom Canoe or Kayak Trip!

The top individual fundraiser will enjoy an exclusive canoe or kayak trip*, complete with a delicious picnic meal (could be breakfast, lunch or dinner) for up to 4 people with Ken Leinbach, Executive Director of the Urban Ecology Center. Ken and another Urban Ecology Center staff member will take the group on his favorite two-hour boat trip through the heart of the city, with occasional stops and short hikes along the way to share some hidden gems of the Milwaukee River Corridor. Depending on the route chosen, a delicious lunch will be provided either at his one-of-a-kind home on the bluff near the river, or at the Urban Ecology Center. Date to be mutually determined by group.

* Water level, canoe experience and weather conditions will be taken into consideration when designing this customized trip with Ken.

Top Team Fundraising Prize: Fireworks Viewing Party!

The top fundraising team will enjoy use of the Urban Ecology Center's award-winning green facility in Riverside Park for a 2016 4th of July party for up to 40 people. The Center will provide an optional tour of the building, evening snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for the occasion and will open the tower for viewing of the numerous nearby neighborhood fireworks displays (alcoholic beverages may be carried in).


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We are honored to be a part of The Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Gifts to the Community day for August 2015. 

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is celebrating 100 years of service in 2015 by providing the public with unique experiences that showcase the people, places and opportunities that make our community special. 

Join us on Saturday, August 22nd for free activities at all three of our branches!

Menomonee Valley Branch

3700 W. Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI 53215

  • Birding on the bridge
  • Hands-on beekeeping workshop
  • Reptile and amphibian feeding

Riverside Park Branch

1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211

  • Open climb on outdoor climbing wall
  • Kayak outing to Village Park for adults
  • Self-led science activities for kids

Washington Park Branch

1859 N. 40th St., Milwaukee, WI 53208

  • Canoeing on the lagoon
  • Guided fishing lessons for kids and families
  • Water safety classes

Learn more about Gifts to the Community here. 

Upcoming Events

Event Listings

2015 Fall Bird Banding (Riverside Park)

Riverside Park

Thursday, October 8th

6:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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ROOT Menomonee Valley

Menomonee Valley

Thursday, October 8th

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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