Urban Ecology Center branches provide safe options for outdoor play

Urban Ecology Center branches provide safe options for outdoor play

June 17, 2014
In some city neighborhoods, kids play indoors because parents fear for their safety. But places such as the Urban Ecology Centers are providing safe havens for outdoor play and creating safer neighborhoods in the process.

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Bargains on compost bins, rain barrels good for customers, environment

Bargains on compost bins, rain barrels good for customers, environment

June 11, 2014
Several hundred people from across Milwaukee and beyond purchased compost bins and rain barrels at a sale in Washington Park.

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Officials, residents hope new park in Lindsay Heights will revitalize neighborhood

Officials, residents hope new park in Lindsay Heights will revitalize neighborhood

May 28, 2014
Neighborhood residents joined city officials to break ground for a new pocket park in Lindsay Heights, part of the HOME GR/OWN Initiative, intended to create economic development, healthy food access and neighborhood revitalization.

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Hundreds clean parks, celebrate community at Basura Bash

Hundreds clean parks, celebrate community at Basura Bash

May 22, 2014
Hundreds of Clarke Square and Layton Boulevard West residents converged on Clarke Square Park recently to clean parks and surrounding areas before enjoying a community celebration.

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Cleanups lift up residents, neighborhoods

Cleanups lift up residents, neighborhoods

April 30, 2014
In communities throughout the central city, neighbors joined together to help clean up and beautify their surroundings.

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Want to do something nice for your neighborhood? Help clean up

Want to do something nice for your neighborhood? Help clean up

April 25, 2014
Communities throughout Milwaukee will be doing an organized spring clean up this weekend. Here’s where you can join in.

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Westlawn Gardens ‘building block’ to revitalize northwest side

Westlawn Gardens ‘building block’ to revitalize northwest side

April 1, 2014
Westlawn Gardens, which replaced half of the old Westlawn public housing complex, is a MANDI finalist for its unique design and environmental features. Though it’s been open less than a year, the project is changing how people view the city’s northwest side.

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Innovative charter school plans move to Silver City

Innovative charter school plans move to Silver City

February 20, 2014
Escuela Verde held a do-it-yourself workshop to demonstrate the school’s hands-on learning approach and raise funds to help relocate the school to Silver City.

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Rotary arboretum offers year-round learning for city kids

Rotary arboretum offers year-round learning for city kids

February 14, 2014
Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and animal tracking are just a few of the activities for students on winter field trips at the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum, a MANDI finalist.

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City hopes to turn vacant lots to garden plots

City hopes to turn vacant lots to garden plots

February 13, 2014
City officials and community groups are working together to transform the growing number of foreclosed properties and vacant lots into community garden spaces.

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