The Wisconsin State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 226 yesterday – a big step towards passing this bill into law.
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS- COMPOST CRUSADER HAS A NEW BUILDING! Melissa Tashjian, president of Compost Crusader, and Matthew
While not as flashy as solar or wind technology, energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective and powerful tools for helping cities mitigate and adapt to climate change. The cheapest and cleanest power? The kind you don’t need to produce in the first place.
A new green space is taking root in Milwaukee. Mayor Tom Barrett unveiled plans this week to transform a vacant lot next to the Fondy Farmers Market into a storm water park and gathering space for local residents.
The city of Milwaukee is already known as the Fresh Coast and aspires to lap up attention as a freshwater hub. Now it’s looking for a new name to cement its reputation as an area open to innovation and attractive to millennials.
Wisconsin should increase the amount of renewable energy in our state to reduce air and water quality pollution from burning fossil fuels. Currently the state is meeting its ten percent renewable energy goal that was established in 2005. Wisconsin was one of the lowest percentage targe
All water is connected. When groundwater is depleted, all water users—businesses, municipalities, farmers, fishermen, boaters, waterfront property owners, and more—pay the price. SB 76 would limit the ability of the DNR to address groundwater overpumping in critical areas by granting “
Wisconsin currently honors the sacrifice of our resident disabled veterans by offering reduced rates for fishing and hunting licenses. In addition, Wisconsin exempts anyone in active service with the U.S.
Preserve Our Parks applauds the Milwaukee Art Museum Board along with Executive Director Dan Keegan, Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, and the County Executive on their recently announced agreement to sell O'Donnell Park and the Art Museum facilities to the Milwaukee Art Museum. The de
Alarmed by the number of building projects once planned for Milwaukee's lakefront, POP spearheaded opposition and succeeded in quashing several of them. The projects lacked coordination and there was myopia about the paving, parking, car congestion and visual mishmash they'd produce -- not
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Badly needed is a dedicated funding source that can't be raided to help cover state-mandated expenses and rising costs of other County programs. Two remedies are being discussed: A half-percent sales tax assessment, like the one for the Miller Park stadium, and
The weather has been unseasonably warm so far this month, which maybe isn't a bad thing. It just means that we haven't had a chance to do the traditional things we'd be doing in January like playing in snow. Still, there's plenty to do.
There is a new book about Milwaukee Parks that was released just last November on Amazon. The book is titled 101 Things to do in Milwaukee Parks the unofficial guide to greenspaces in and around Milwaukee. It was writen by Barbara Ali, a local resident and Park People B
It's been kind of disappointing with the low amount of snowfall we've had this month. Even the ice rinks have been unusable in the parks. Frankly, it looks a little more like spring out there right now.
Join our land management team in restoration activities along the Milwaukee River. Volunteers meet and work alongside other individuals passionate about the natural world and preserving its integrity.