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  • Do You Love Urban Nature? Then, HKE MKE with the UEC!
    Written by Michelle Milford
    Wednesday, 07 September 2022
    Do You Love Urban Nature? Then, HKE MKE with the UEC!

    What is Urban Nature? 

    Urban Ecology is based on the radical idea that nature is everywhere. And, the Center works by engaging communities in restoring critical local ecologies - parks, open spaces, river systems, and more - right where they live. These natural spaces tucked amongst towering buildings and city streets are what we call “Urban Nature”.

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  • The Door to Heaven is Made of Nylon: UEC Community Member Shares her Camping Tales
    Written by Clare Eigenbrode
    Tuesday, 13 September 2022
    The Door to Heaven is Made of Nylon: UEC Community Member Shares her Camping Tales

    When her son’s Boy Scouts troop announced that they’d be hosting a camping trip at the Milwaukee County Zoo in early June of this year, Riverwest resident Tanya Wiedenhoeft took some time to warm up to the idea. After all, it felt like it had taken her days to thaw out after her last camping trip a couple of decades earlier. She went with a friend from college, and “we had no gear,” she recalled. “It was so cold. I thought, ‘Oh my god, I never want to do this again.’”

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  • Thank you, Kim!
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Friday, 26 August 2022
    Thank you, Kim!

    We are so fortunate to have had Kim Forbeck as the Manager of Land Stewardship for 22 years! Today she is officially retiring and we wish her the very best on her new adventures.

    Kim has guided our Land Stewardship department as a tireless advocate for green spaces in Milwaukee. Due to her leadership, the UEC has provided a variety of ecologically diverse and resilient spaces for all to enjoy. The biodiversity and access to three distinct public greenspaces within the city of Milwaukee have been genuinely transformed, including two conversions from brownfield rubble, the enhancement of a degraded forest, and the evolution from sterile trees and lawn to an amazing diverse habitat in the middle of the city.

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