“We Are Water” celebrates Milwaukee’s big drink

“We Are Water” celebrates Milwaukee’s big drink

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Below is a write-up about our We Are Water event that took place on August 3, 2014.

Most Milwaukeeans value living in close proximity to a large body of water, but what are we willing to do to celebrate it? Improve it? Protect it?

The year-old Milwaukee Water Commons is a project committed to fostering connection, collaboration and leadership on behalf of the bodies of water in our community.

“The project is rooted in the belief that the Great Lakes belongs to no single entity but rather exists as a ‘commons,’” says group leader Ann Brummitt. “We promote stewardship of, equitable access to and shared decision-making for our common waters.”

The group will host its first event, “We Are Water,” as a way to culminate its one-year anniversary and to get community members literally and figuratively closer to the lake. The event will take place on Sunday, Aug. 3 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the north end of Bradford Beach.

Melanie Ariens, the group’s artist in residence, came up with the idea for the event.

“Melanie wanted to honor the water in a way that would help us connect the lake with our own 70 percent H2O. To make it more personal and more beautiful. To give us all an opportunity for a little reverence at the end of the summer,” says Brummitt. “I guess we all feel that if we are to save ourselves on this giant blue marble, a little reverence is needed.”

The event is free and open to the public. The group encourages people to walk or ride their bike, but there will also be parking available on Lincoln Memorial Drive.

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Milwaukee Water Commons is a cross-city network that fosters connection, collaboration and broad community leadership on behalf of our waters. We promote stewardship of, equitable access to and shared decision-making for our common waters.