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MPS launches big push to green more school playgrounds

Published July 8, 2019

Along with a long list of collaborators, Milwaukee Public Schools is announcing a multimillion-dollar investment in green schoolyards on Tuesday as part of an ongoing program to complete projects that will enhance school lanscapes, create outdoor learning spaces and improve the environmental impact of school grounds by replacing asphalt with green spaces.

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Remarkable Milwaukee presents in-depth John Gurda talk

Published Jan. 31, 2018

As with everything, it takes money to run great events like Doors Open MKE and Spaces & Traces, so HMI hosts the annual Remarkable Milwaukee fundraiser, which, this year, is slated for Thursday, Feb. 15 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Center on the lakefront.

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You might not know that this creek runs under your neighborhood

Published Nov. 6, 2017

Many people - including me - only know Schoonmaker Creek as what looks more like a culvert running through the Washington Highlands. But it actually originates a few miles to the northwest, hidden from view. A meeting this week discusses ideas on how to prevent it flooding.

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New WaterMarks initiative will light the Jones Island smokestack

Published Oct. 23, 2017

Soon, Milwaukeeans will be able to access information generated by a new City as Living Lab (CALL) initiative, called WaterMarks, that aims to educate residents about water usage and the flow of water through the city's infrastructure.

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Made in Milwaukee: Milorganite

Published May 12, 2017

Despite what you've heard, Milorganite is not made out of human feces. When I took a tour of the Jones Island plant, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District agency services director Jeff Spence and public information manager Bill Graffin want to dispel that myth.

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Stormwater initiative will green Milwaukee Public Museum entrance

Published May 3, 2017

While some in Milwaukee are thinking about the long-range outlook for the future of the Milwaukee Public Museum and its home at 800 W. Wells St., the museum is partnering with The Green Team of Wisconsin to revitalize its Wells Street entrance.

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New Fondy Park aims to ease stormwater stress and green a vacant lot

Published Feb. 8, 2017

This morning, Mayor Tom Barrett tweeted before-and-after images of a new park envisioned for a vacant lot next to the Fondy Farmers Market on 22nd Street and Fond du Lac Avenue. Here's some more info on the park, for which ground is expected to be broken by April.

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DPW works to green five MPS schoolyards this summer

Published July 13, 2016

Thanks to support from the Ceres Foundation, five MPS schools are getting new green space this summer, owing to the efforts of Kimberly Kujoth and Scott Baran, who work for the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works' forestry department.

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Mitchell Airport baggage claim earns LEED certification

Published June 7, 2016

Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport has been notified that the Baggage Claim Renovation Project has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Marcus DeBack Playground renovation plans revealed

Published April 29, 2016

The MKE Plays program, which is helping to transform 12 of the city's most deteriorated playgrounds, will unveil plans for Marcus DeBack Playground during a news event Friday, April 29 hosted by the program's founder, Ald. Michael J. Murphy.

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Milwaukee Water Commons announces "Water City Agenda" on May 12

Published April 28, 2016

On Thursday, May 12, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Best Place, Milwaukee Water Commons is hosting its Confluence Gathering, an event to launch a series of bold water initiatives for the city of Milwaukee under the banner of the "Water City Agenda."