Well, we ordered 100 trees for planting in the park and now they've arrived!. We're looking for help. Here's your opportunity to plant a tree and give a gift to future generations.
Sunday, April 25th, 1 pm - 3 pm.
Tuesday, April 27th, 9 am to 1 pm
Park near the boat landing at 4950 N Milwaukee River Parkway and look for a rusty silver pickup truck full of trees. Bring a shovel and gloves if you have them, otherwise we have everything ready to go.
Plant a Tree - Get a Tree
We have a limited number of trees in pots ready to give away to homeowners. They are very small, bare-root saplings 12 to 18 inches tall. Just come by during planting, help out and get a free tree. They are Red Oak, White Oak, Bur Oak and Shagbark Hickory, available while supplies last.
CDC Recommendations for Covid-19 safety are in effect. Wear a mask and keep safe distancing. All park volunteers are required to sign a one-time Volunteer Waiver at this link. (Except for Riverkeeper cleanup, that's a different waiver)
River Cleanup, slots filled.
Thanks to everyone who signed up for the Saturday, April 24th Riverkeeper Spring Cleanup. Lincoln Park's slots are filled and we are looking forward to a park full of volunteers! If you have not signed up, our friends from Nearby Nature, are looking for more help on Lincoln Creek at the 34th and Courtland Avenue site. Register here if you can help out. Due to Covid-19, advance registration is required and registration ends midnight Thursday, April 22nd.
6th Annual Spring Weedouts In May
We need volunteers to join us for a Spring Weed Out removing invasive Garlic Mustard, Burdock and Thistle. It is important to do this because invasive weeds crowd out native plants in our natural green spaces. Then wildlife cannot forage for enough food to survive. We need our native plants to flourish to maintain our local ecosystem. We may also be removing buckthorn around our newly planted trees.
All Milwaukee County Parks follow the CDC guidelines for the Covid-19 Pandemic. Everyone must wear masks and stay 6 feet away from each other. We do provide gloves and have hand sanitizer. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots. We will be walking on uneven terrain. We are trying out different start times this year to see what works best, so pick a date and JOIN US! Get Info on our Facebook Page.
May 8, 9am to 12pm
May 15, 11am to 2pm
May 22, 10am to 1pm
We will meet outside in the parking lot at the Emil Blatz Building, 1301 W Hampton Ave. Gloves and tools and instructions provided Any questions or to register a group, please call Anne Stadler-Vaillancourt 414-399-8272
Mother's Day Paddle, Sunday, May 9th
Second Sunday Paddles are expected to restart in May – Take your Mother Paddling, 1 pm, Sunday May 9th. Enjoy exploring Lincoln Park's three river channels on this guided excursion. BYOB - Bring your own Boat. Details and sign-up on the Project Paddle Meetup site.