Friends of Lincoln Park
Annual Meeting and Presentation
Wild in Milwaukee:
New Perspectives on Urban Wildlife
With Gary Casper and Julia Robson
Tuesday March 5th, 6:30 pm,
Lincoln Park Blatz Pavilion, 1300 W Hampton
For four years a team of UWM Field Station and Milwaukee County Parks researchers explored urban Greater Milwaukee, documenting biodiversity in the city. A comprehensive study produced many surprises that they will share with us. Gary is also working on a soon to be published “Milwaukee River Greenway Habitat Plan” and will touch on this as well. The Greenway Habitat Plan will provide a "vision for an urban wilderness containing restored natural communities and shared recreational opportunities". The plan identifies 58 “Species of Local Conservation Interest”. We've asked Gary and Julia to talk specifically about wildlife in Lincoln Park.
Julia Robson, formerly of Milwaukee County Parks is now Conservation Biologist for Waukesha County Parks. Julia and Alyssa Armbruster completed a walk In 2017, from Milwaukee to Lake Superior, to Sustain our Great Lakes.
Gary Casper is Biologist at the UWM Field Station and owner of Great Lakes Ecological Services LLC. Gary led this first-ever comprehensive wildlife survey in Milwaukee.
Since March 5th is also our annual meeting, We'll take a few minutes to Celebrate our 2018 accomplishments and bring exciting news about 2019 activities. Then,we’ll take 5 minutes out to introduce and elect our board for 2019. Please support our work and click Join Now to start or renew your membership
Help us once again as we join Milwaukee RIverkeeper for their annual Spring River Cleanup. You can join us on water or land. Water is a vital part of Lincoln Park and our lives. Hundreds of volunteers are needed for this event. We hope you'll join us. Meet at the Blatz Pavilion. Register early to get a free t-shirt. Here's the Link to register
Saturday, April 27th, 9 am to Noon
Join us for our 4th annual Springfest Park Celebration. Enjoy activities for kids of all ages, healthy snacks and lots of community resources. Meet and greet neighbors. Come and get some free seed packets too. Did we mention the free healthy snacks? Watch for more info coming soon! At the Lincoln Park Blatz Pavilion, 1300 W Hampton Ave. If your group is interested in reserving an information table, please contact Sally Callan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 4th, Noon to 3 pm
Spring Weedouts, May 18th and 25th
We love Garlic Mustard. We love to yank this invasive weed out by its roots and watch the native wildflowers return. Help us control invasive plants in the park and protect the wild Wisconsin native habitat. This is a great service project for your school, business or civic group. Groups should contact Anne Stadler Vaillancourt at email@example.com
Our two scheduled Spring Weed-Out dates are Saturday May 18th and May 25th 9am to 12pm. Mark these dates in your calendar! Meet at the Blatz Pavilion.
Sunday Paddle In the Park
Explore urban nature by boat. Lincoln Park features miles of beautiful river shoreline that includes wildlife habitat on four islands and a Beaver lodge. Our first paddle will be Sunday May 5th at 1 pm at the Milwaukee River-Trail boat Landing at 5000 N Milwaukee River Parkway, just north of Hampton Avenue. We list our Paddle events on www.MeetUp.com/ProjectPaddleMilwaukee so check there for updates and to RSVP. Maps and instruction are available. Bring your own canoe or kayak. PFD’s are required by state law.
Our FIRST Summer Kick-Off Concert
Groove to the R&B sounds of the Christopher Project. Food trucks will be there so just come and enjoy. We hope to make this just the start of more musical celebrations in the Park. We are also seeking sponsors to help cover our costs and to promote your business or organization. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, June 4th.5:30 to 8:30