Thanks to all the fab volunteers that worked on our native plant garden on Nov. 8. We cut back trees shading out native plants, pulled out garlic mustard, and made room for the native lead plant, which should be a pretty purple come spring. And a special shout out to Brian Russart of Milwaukee County Parks who led us in our quest to provide habitat for migratory birds and increase biodiversity at South Shore.
Brian Russart of Milwaukee County Parks will join us on Nov. 8th for a work day on South Shore’s native plant garden. This is a great opportunity for neighbors to come out and learn some basic invasives identification, as well as learn what techniques can be used to keep invaders off your property. Wear gardening attire. See you there!
Meet in front of the South Shore Pavilion at 9 am. We will head over to the native restoration site along the bike path around 9:15. Just head south on the bike path from the playground. We’ll be easy to spot.
RSVP to email@example.com so that we know how many tools to bring.
Unsure of what to pull? Which plants belong?
Learn about native plant restoration and invasive species with Brian Russart of Milwaukee County Parks.
Check out Wisconsin DNRs list of Terrestrial Invasives in Wisconsin.
Thursday, October 9th at 7 pm in the South Shore Park pavilion
Trash clean-up on Thursday, Sept. 25th at 5:30 pm
We need your help!
Have some PIZZA on us for volunteering, Thank you in advance!
Meet at South Shore Beach, just north of the pavilion
Looking forward to see you all at the South Shore Park Watch meeting!
Thursday, September 11th at 7 pm
Help set the agenda for the next year
Brainstorm ideas for meeting structure
Get to know your new board members
And Celebrate Miller-Coors $500,000 donation to South Shore Park!
Meet inside the South Shore Park Pavilion
Great News for South Shore Beach!
Miller-Coors donates $500,000 to improve water quality at our beach. These private funds will help Milwaukee County Parks leverage public funds to clean up the beach over the next five years. Check out news coverage from WUWM. South Shore Park Watch’s Katie Williams is quoted. For more news coverage, see this link.
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Science’s Dr. Sandra McLellan spoke about how her research over the last 10 years has identified pollution sources at the beach and what issues to tackle first. Bird droppings and parking lot run-off are the two main culprits the County Parks will address.
Join us for one final beach clean up of the year on Bay View Beach This beach is one of the hidden gems on Milwaukee’s South Side. Bags and gloves will be provide as well as some tools such as racks, grabbers, etc. Please bring your own if possible.
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