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June 27-28th

Urban Ecological Restoration 

Do native plant communities make an impact in our urban concrete jungles? Does the habitat really serve the wildlife? Does it serve the community? The answer: Yes! Learn how to implement pieces or all of the Urban Ecology Center’s methods to heal urban ecosystems through community involvement.

  • Restoration in urban areas makes an impact -- land, wildlife, and people in cities.
  • Engaging the community matters – people develop an ethic for caring for their shared spaces. 
  • Strong connection to green spaces matters to city residents.

The Urban Ecology Center employs a unique model that facilitates neighborhoods and a city as a whole in engaging with urban green space.

Sessions led by Kim Forbeck and the Land Stewardship team who together have over 45 years of experience in restoration and public land in partnership with government and community partners. The team will draw from learnings in improving habitat quality in degraded urban greenspaces, including brownfields and contaminated sites; ecologically functional stormwater wetlands, and involving the public in decision making to foster a sense of ownership and connection.

The fee is $400 for the 2-day workshop.

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Sample Topics:


Ecological assessment of the site with current and past uses, along with potential for the future functionality.


Community input and volunteer engagement.


Program development, challenges, best practices, and accomplishments.


Management Plan Creation: balancing of lenses for use and needs, ecological, societal, economic, historical. Alignment with local and regional plans.


Writing Narratives: fundable projects.


Impact of urbanization. 


Measuring Success.

Who should attend

Non-profit and public sector employees, park employees, nature center staff, land managers, city revitalizers and planners, community activists


See Land Stewardship Volunteers in Action!

Questions? Reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Megan Andrews-Sharer at (414) 964-8505.



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