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.
Storm water basins, artwork and teenagers aren't often discussed in the same breath. But that's exactly the case with a recent project installing murals on three flood basins in the 30th Street Corridor, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Among the more delicious examples of adaptive reuse in Milwaukee is the Colectivo Lakefront Cafe, where not only is the coffee hot and the food simple and delicious, but the setting can't be beat. While I love the lakefront site, I love the building even more.
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.
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.
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.
On May 12, Milwaukee Water Commons hosted 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." Over 300 people and 30 organizations were in attendance.
If you've been on foot in the Third Ward lately, you may have spied a new coffee cart. It's Milwaukee Coffee Peddlers, a mobile coffee vendor that's about more than just a cup of joe.
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.
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."