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Local and Ecological Nature Websites

A list of ecological groups with websites in southeastern Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Riverkeeper

Clean Rivers and People Enjoying Them

As a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, the mission of Milwaukee Riverkeeper is to guard, enhance and advocate for water quality, river animal habitats, and sound land management in the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Watershed area.

www.milwaukeeriverkeeper.org

Urban Ecology Center

The Urban Ecology Center works to foster an ecological understanding through multiple neighborhood community centers that strive to create environments of outdoor science educations for youth, protect, preserve, and use natural areas to keep them safe and accessible, promote community and practice environmentally responsible behaviors.

www.urbanecologycenter.org/  

Milwaukee Shines

Milwaukee Shines is a program of the City of Milwaukee and the Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) that is working to expand solar energy use as a means to create cleaner air, reduce energy costs and build a clean energy future through a comprehensive, citywide approach.

http://city.milwaukee.gov/MilwaukeeShines#.WFiZ_VxCLic

Milwaukee Environment Consortium

Milwaukee Environmental Consortium fosters collaboration through shared resources, incubates new initiatives, and activates diverse champions for a clean and healthy environment in Greater Milwaukee.

http://www.milwaukeeenvironmentalconsortium.org/

Milwaukee Audubon Society

Milwaukee Audubon Society offers public recognition to those who have been successful in enhancing the environment for birds and education about how birds contribute to a healthy community as a way to encourage Wisconsin communities to employ sound bird conservation practices. http://www.milwaukeeaudubon.org/

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is an organization acting to encourage people to take an active role across Wisconsin to protect our state’s water, forests and grasslands in order to leave a natural legacy for all life plants, animals and people.

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/wisconsin/index.htm  

Park People

Friends of Milwaukee County Parks

The Park People of Milwaukee County, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a mission of enhancing and protecting the Milwaukee County Parks to increase public interest and appreciation of the parks and spaces of the park system.

http://www.parkpeoplemke.org/

Sweet Water

Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Inc.

Sweet Water, through bringing diverse partners together and providing leadership, is committed to restoring the Greater Milwaukee watersheds to conditions that are healthy for swimming and fishing

http://www.swwtwater.org/

Environmental Volunteer Opportunities

There are nearly 50 environmental volunteer opportunities in the Milwaukee area in numerous areas of the greater Milwaukee community.

http://www.volunteermatch.org/search?l=Milwaukee%2C%20WI%2053201&k=Environment  

Preserve Our Parks

Preserve Our Parks, a nonprofit watchdog group, battles to keep Milwaukee area parks open and green, resists incursions for non-park uses, and fights for funds to properly maintain one of the County’s greatest treasures, its parks system.

http://www.preserveourparks.org/home

Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO)

ECO is the collaborative effort of the city of Milwaukee to achieve world class eco-city status through the development of practical solutions to improve people’s lives and the economy through work to protect and restore the long-term prosperity of our natural ecosystems.

http://city.milwaukee.gov/eco#.WFieC1xCLic

Sustainability Summit

The 14th annual Sustainability Summit will be held May 3rd-4th at the MATC Downtown Campus to promote opportunities and investments that highlight energy, water, lifestyle, business and workforce as a source of future economic development in green enterprises throughout Wisconsin, the nation and around the globe.

http://www.sustainabilitysummit.us/  

Racine Dominicans

A Community of Catholic Sisters and Lay Associates

Green, sustainable living is a goal for the Racine Dominicans through a mission of environmental education and care of earth through community, contemplation, creativity and cultivation. 

www.racinedominicans.org/eco-j.cfm

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408