On Sunday, Oct. 9th, from 1 to 4 pm, Trek ‘n Treat took advantage of a fabulous fall day as costumed ghouls, goblins, Spidermen and princesses (moms and dads, too) wandered through the Seven Bridges Ravine. They learned about the natural plants, animals, birds and insects that live in the park, and then got a treat. Families hiked the ravine trail and then relaxed in the area 5A brown pavilion where there were other activities and snacks.
Although we planned for 250 participants, we sold out by 2 pm. We are grateful for the energetic volunteers who came from all walks of life… Students from Oak Creek HS, South Milwaukee HS, Thomas More HS; FOGP members, SM Historical Society, members of Friends of the Mill Pond, and photographer Marie Goodman. We had grant funding 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; Pick ‘n Save, SM; Piggly Wiggly, Oak Creek; Project Concern, Tri-City Bank and Walmart.
Thank you to all for a Happy Trek ‘n Treat event. See you next year!
On Saturday, Sept. 17th we hosted Adopt-a-Beach cleanup at the end of the Seven Bridges ravine. We had 18 volunteers participate and collected over 45 lbs. of trash strewn across the beaches. Over 800 pieces of shotgun wadding were collected having washed up on the beaches after storms (residue from the gun club in Warnimont Park that closed in December 2015). We partnered with Alliance for the Great Lakes to collect data on the types and quantities of trash we collect. Scientists use Adopt-a-Beach data to study the sources of plastic pollution, and this information helps decision makers make the case for policies that protect the lakes.
Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of South Milwaukee, historic sites throughout the city were open for inspection on Saturday, Sept. 17th from 10 am to 3 pm. Friends of Grant Park members opened Wulff Lodge to the public and welcomed about 85 visitors. It was home to Milwaukee County’s first horticulturist, Frederick Wulff and his family. Other participating locations appear on the attached flyer below.
This is the first year for this Open Doors event in South Milwaukee. Perhaps it will become an annual event…
Your group can Rent Wulff Lodge! Available exclusively to civic, church or youth groups. To book a stay, call (414) 257-8005, M-F 8am to 4pm.