Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Two environmental events to choose from tonight in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee River Work Group has been working (hence the name!) to pass proposed Milwaukee River Greenway Overlay District legislation, which will protect over 8 miles of river, floodplain, and riverfront habitat from the former North Avenue Dam to Silver Spring Road. Last week the Milwaukee Common Council passed important three measures. There will be an open house to show the public the plans from 5 to 7 p.m. June 8 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture.

This is important stuff! One of the goals is to limit development to maintain natural views within the river corridor. This would restrict highrise structures near the river such as the one above. Check it out.

Read more at Milwaukee Riverkeeper.

And after you check that out you can stop by the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. At 7 pm I will be giving a presentation for their series The Spiritual World of Nature. I will, of course, be sharing my experiences and pictures of the urban wilderness. (The Nature Center does charge an admission fee.)

For details go to Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.

Here is a shot from my book:

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