Monthly Archives: September 2022

Trek ‘n Treat, Sunday Oct. 8th

(Our 2023 Friends of Grant Park calendar page for October had Trek ‘n Treat listed for Oct. 15th, but was rescheduled after going to press. We apologize for the error.)

On Sunday, Oct. 8th, from 1 to 4 pm, we welcomed costumed ghouls, goblins, Elsa, Olaf and Batman (moms and dads, too) to wander through the Seven Bridges Ravine to learn about the natural plants, animals, birds and insects that live in the park, and of course, get treats! Families hiked the ravine trail and then relaxed in the area 5A brown pavilion where there were other activities and snacks.

We had about 270 Trek ‘n Treat participants this year, and energetic volunteers to make it all happen from all walks of life… Local high school students from South Milwaukee, Oak Creek, Marquette and St. Thomas More; members of FOGP, Friends of the Mill Pond and SM Historical Society; and representatives from Milwaukee County Parks and Wehr Nature Center. We received grant funding from Green Bay Packers Foundation and from Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors Youth Foundation. Additional support came from Ace Hardware, SM; Blaine’s Farm & Fleet; Guardian Credit Union; MJ Media, LLC; Piggly Wiggly, Oak Creek; and Walmart.

All photos taken by Pam Uhrig