Monthly Archives: June 2014

South Milwaukee Middle School Student plant donation

We are very fortunate to have the students of Ms. Chris Bosetti’s class helping Grant Park with their generous donation of five flats of native perennials that have been used to enhance the habitat for pollinating insects and migrating birds. A number of the plants were used in the creation of storm water runoff beds (rain gardens), and others will be included in natural areas development as the park continues to reduce its mowing schedule. Thank you, Middle Schoolers!

Briggs & Stratton Lends a Hand

Grant Park was lucky to get pampered on May 17th by the generous folks at Briggs & Stratton, who came by the carload to help spruce up the park. The weather was sunny, if a bit brisk in the morning, but warmed up as the day passed. Gathering at the area #5 pavilion, the crew was briefed on various chores needing their attention that day. On their “to do” list: painting area #5 pavilion and picnic tables; weeding and planting native species in a rain garden; sweeping and clearing stairs in Seven Bridges ravine; and spray-painting the lines in parking lots.

When a large group of volunteers all work together, fun happens, and the park and the community it serves all shine. Thank you!

Workers choose their tools for the task(s) at hand.

Workers choose their tools for the task(s) at hand.

Sweeping and clearing all those stairs was no small job.

Sweeping and clearing all those stairs was no small job.

Table 38, 39, 40... but who's counting?

Table 38, 39, 40… but who’s counting?

Lines in the parking lot were faintly visible before painting.

Lines in the parking lot were faintly visible before painting.