• Reflecting on 25 years and looking forward to the future leadership of the UEC
    Written by Ken Leinbach
    Wednesday, 22 March 2023
    Reflecting on 25 years and looking forward to the future leadership of the UEC

    It is with great pride and genuine excitement for the Urban Ecology Center (UEC), that I announce a very positive leadership transition at the Urban Ecology Center. In June, I will be stepping down from the Executive Director position and the organization will welcome new leadership. This is a change I have been working on with the UEC Board and staff for the past several years and I am happy to share that Jen Hense will become the UEC’s next Executive Director. 

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  • Just a fish… Or not!
    Written by Miguel Santos
    Monday, 06 March 2023
    Just a fish… Or not!

    Camper Noah Hammouri caught his first fish ever at Fishing Camp. Trivial... or not!

    When Noah reeled in his first fish on the first day of camp, he shouted my name and ran for joy toward me for a double high five as if he had just won the NBA finals. I had hardly known him for a few hours, and until that moment, he had been on the quiet side. I celebrated his success with equal or even higher enthusiasm as if he was my younger sibling.

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  • A Reintroduction of Fire on the Land
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Monday, 06 March 2023
    A Reintroduction of Fire on the Land

    This spring the Urban Ecology Center (UEC) will be conducting prescribed burns at our Menomonee Valley, Riverside Park, and Washington Park locations. The burn will occur in partnership with The Prairie Enthusiasts and UEC Land Stewardship staff. 

    The natural areas proposed for burning have become dependent on prescribed fires in order to survive and prosper. These prairie and woodland ecosystems need fire in order to return necessary nutrients to the soil, combat invasive species, and remove dead, built-up organic matter. Ideally, lands are burned on a consistent schedule. Land Stewards are responsible for developing a land management plan and enforcing a prescribed burn schedule depending on the ecosystem type. 

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