A Beautiful Day for a Hike

Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Wednesday, 21 September 2016
A Beautiful Day for a Hike

The Urban Ecology Center hosted our second annual benefit hike, HKE MKE, on Sunday, September 18 and it was a beautiful day for the 2.5 mile hike! Over 400 people of all ages enjoyed the hike along the Milwaukee River Corridor and the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum, participating in interactive stops along the way.

Through the combined efforts of all of our hikers and some generous matching donors, over $46,000 was raised! We are humbled by the generosity of our participants, and by the generosity of their friends and family. HKE MKE raised important funds to support the Urban Ecology Center's programming that connects youth and adults to nature.

The route’s activity stops included the TMJ4 Storm Chaser in Gordon Park, lawn games the River Revitalization Foundation (RRF), Creation Station for a community mural, Spot the Bird, and the 3 Billion Year Walk. Take a look at how much fun people had along the way:

TMJ4 StormChaser:

TMJ4 StormChaser


Lawn Games at the River Revitalization Foundation:

HKE MKE Lawn Games


Creation Station Community Mural:

HKE MKE Community Mural


Spot the Bird:

HKE MKE Spot the Bird Station


3 Billion Year Walk:

HKE MKE 3 Billion Year Walk


Lots of hikers participated by pictures from the path and shared photos to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

We also had fantastic volunteers helping to guide hikers along the route:

HKE MKE Volunteers


Thank you for joining us for a beautiful day in urban nature and for hiking with us! To see more photos from the event, check out the album on Facebook and the video below.


Thank you to our sponsors:

HKE MKE sponsor graphics


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