South Shore Park Watch Celebrates Clean Beaches September 5

Dear Park Friends,
We hope you have been enjoying the our beautiful Park this summer.

The South Shore Farmers Market will continue on Saturday mornings from 8 am to noon
through September. The last market will be October 12.

This month instead of a meeting we invite you all to a special event.
The details follow.

You can RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook. Please like our page.

Volunteers Invited to South Shore Beach
to keep Great Lakes beaches barefoot friendly

Public Beach Cleanup and Celebration Planned for Volunteers

Barefoot Wine is teaming up with the Alliance for the Great Lakes and South Shore Park Watch to host a public Adopt-a-Beach™ cleanup at South Shore Beach. Following the cleanup, volunteer’s ages 21 and older are invited to attend a celebration featuring Barefoot Wine and surf-inspired fare at Horny Goat Hideaway!

WHEN: Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cleanup Celebration
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

WHERE: Beach Cleanup Barefoot Wine Celebration
2900 South Shore Drive
Lake side of the Pavilion 2011 S. First St.
Milwaukee Milwaukee
Meet at the purple Barefoot tent, by beach

COST: No charge and open to the public
Celebration at Horny Goat is open to participants 21 years of age or older

WHO: Barefoot Wine: fun, flavorful and affordable wines and bubblies.

Alliance for the Great Lakes: a nonprofit organization with the mission of conserving and restoring the world’s largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife.

South Shore Park Watch: was organized in 1996 by area residents concerned about water quality, park maintenance and security, lakeshore erosion, and other issues that might threaten the health of South Shore Park as an outstanding community resource.

University of Wisconsin Sea Grant: is a statewide program of basic and applied research, education, and outreach and technology transfer dedicated to the stewardship and sustainable use of the nation’s Great Lakes and ocean resources.

Here is an Update from the parks for our canine friends.

Subject: Update on the Doggie Dip


Advance Admission Bracelets
Due to the popularity of the Doggie Dip, you can buy your admission the day before the dip. You will receive a wrist band that allows you to enter the pool without waiting in the admissions line.
COOL WATERS (Beach-Entry/Zero-Depth)
Sun., Sept. 1, 2013
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission PRE-SALE Cool Waters in Greenfield Park, 2028 S. 124th St.
Mon., Sept. 2, 2013
6:30–8 p.m.
Doggie Dip! Cool Waters in Greenfield Park, 2028 S. 124th St.

2013 Admission: $5 per dog

In case of inclement weather, call the Cool Waters Hotline at (414) 257-8089.

South Shore Park Watch July 11 meeting, and neighborhood news

Happy July 4th Celebrations to everyone on our list!!!!

July South Shore Park Watch Meeting

Thursday July 11
7:00 pm

On the agenda:
South Shore Beach monitoring
Opportunities to improve water quality at the beach.

Please join us. Bring your suggestions, friends, enthusiasm and questions.

And now for some links and News

Here is a link for the Farmers Market
South Shore Farmers Market
2900 South Shore Drive – Saturdays, June 15 through October 12, 2013. 8AM to Noon

There will be no Farmers Market the weekend of the Frolics
South Shore Frolics
July 12, 13, 14

News from the Frolics Organizers:
Yard Signs Available For The Frolics.
Looking to put South Shore Frolics yard signs up at houses within a 1/2 mile radius of South Shore Park. These signs give the dates for Frolics, but also say “No Carry In/No Grills.” Please send your address to Thanks!!

Volunteers needed for the South Shore Frolics Parade on Saturday, July 13th!
We will need 44 volunteers total, 30 to carry banners, and 10 to collect donations, and 4 to assist with getting everyone lined up and off the starting line. Report time would be 10am. Time commitment will be 3 hours or so.

Please contact me directly at

Update on District 6 Safety Meeting Held in South Shore Park on June 25
phone numbers and tips

South Shore Park Watch and the Alliance for the Great Lakes

South Shore Park Watch is partnering with the Alliance for the Great Lakes to do the Adopt-a-Beach program at South Shore Park. We will be cleaning up trash and monitoring water quality at Bay View’ best beach (South Shore!) four times this summer:

Saturday, June 15: 10 am

Wednesday, July 10: 6:30 pm

Saturday, August 10: 10 am

Thursday, September 12: 5 pm

The Horny Goat Brewery and Barefoot Wines are sponsoring an event after the clean-up on September 5th. Free Barefoot Wine will be available at the Brewery – more details to come.

For the clean-ups, volunteers should meet on the main (westside) entrance of the South Shore Pavilion.

Contact for more information.