Fund For Lake Michigan

Woodland Dunes Then & Now

  Just across the West Twin River from the City of Two Rivers, neo-tropical songbirds, Monarch butterflies, bats, amphibians, mammals, and over 400 plant species flourish among the glacial ridges and swales of the 1,500-acre Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve. Before colonization, indigenous people set up villages on these riverbanks and crested the sandy […]

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Westlawn Gardens at Ten

A decade ago, Westlawn, a 75-acre public housing development in Milwaukee’s Lincoln Creek Watershed, was ripe for improvement. A combination of public and private funding launched an ambitious community planning process overseen by the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM). Through surveys and neighborhood meetings, residents re-envisioned Wisconsin’s largest public housing development as a […]

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Living Lake Friendly

Erin Keleske–Imagine you’ve come home from vacation to find a pipe has burst and your kitchen is flooded. Water is everywhere and it continues to flow. Do you reach for a mop and clean up the mess? Of course not– first you turn off the tap.  This is the philosophy underpinning Plastic-Free MKE, a new […]

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Take Back My Meds Protects Water Quality While Fighting Opioids

In Milwaukee, wastewater from household and commercial uses is treated and returned to Lake Michigan, the source of Milwaukee’s drinking water. Unfortunately, standard water treatment technology wasn’t designed for many of today’s pharmaceuticals. While scientists and engineers are busy designing water technology to address new contaminants, the current sobering truth is that what you rinse down your sink or flush down your […]

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