Urban Ecology Center

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Community group Layton Boulevard West Neighbors hoped to create a bike repair shop. When the spot LBWN selected fell through, organizers did not want to lose momentum. So, the Mobile Bike Hub was born.

Well-known volunteer in the Menomonee Valley, Michael Krajewski put his welding know-how to work to create the three-wheeled wonder. (Krajewski has worked at Falk Corporation in the Valley for than four decades.)

Joe Peterangelo

A blend of public/private partnerships have transformed a bleak, blighted Menomonee Valley. Monday, the Public Policy Forum released a report detailing what we can learn – and possibly replicate – in other large scale redevelopment projects. Some valley neighbors share their perspectives.

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Most kids are back in school by now; that means their outdoor play time is dramatically reduced. That assumes, of course, that children actually spend time playing outside and exploring nature. Data suggests otherwise. 

Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton has traveled the globe and made it his mission to preserve the remaining quiet places. Tuesday evening he’ll share his experiences at the Mequon Nature Preserve.

The species disappeared in 1914 - author Joel Greenberg hopes to create awareness and broaden interest in conservation.

Anna Metscher’s evolution spans from “non-vegetable eating” child in Milwaukee; to budding farmer who savors nearly everything fresh from her field.

We talk with some of the worker bees behind the new Rotary Centennial Arboretum that opened Saturday. It stretches between North Avenue and Locust Street.

After a decade of collecting buckets of public and private funding, a 24-acre park comes to life in the Menomonee Valley.

The condition of the Great Lakes will receive its fair share of attention over the next few days.

Tonight in Milwaukee, the EPA is asking for public input on the future of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – or GLRI.

Over the last four years, the federally funded program has funneled more than  $1 billion into projects such as cleaning up polluted estuaries and combating invasive species.

Three Hidden Nature Treasures in Milwaukee

May 27, 2013
Jeramey Jannene/Flickr

For an urban city, Milwaukee's got a lot of nature around.