It’s beach cleanup time!

It’s 53 degrees, but bright and sunny out. Supposedly it is June, which means it is BEACH CLEANUP time:)

We have two trash cleanups planned for June and July. Hope you can make it to both!

Thursday, June 11th at 6 pm
Free Pizza
Sponsored by University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute

Thursday, July 23rd at 5:30 pm
Free Food and Drink at Horny Goat Brewery starts at 7 pm
Sponsored by Barefoot Winery

Notice the time difference. We will start a little earlier on July 23rd so that we have time to get to Horny Goat afterwards and hang out for a bit.

Trash bags, gloves, and food will be provided at the cleanups. Bring yourself, your neighbors, your friends, your family. We can use all the help we can get.

See you there!

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Garlic Mustard Brigade May 18th

Hello all,

We had a great FOSSP meeting last night. Lots of new neighbors came to discuss how our friends group can better support South Shore Park.

Our next event is coming up soon. Come out on Monday, May 18th at 5 pm to pull garlic mustard. It’s that time of year – we need to get it out before it goes to seed. More hands make light work – come out for an hour if you can. Gather at the bluff south of the South Shore Pavilion.

Our June meeting will be a beach cleanup held on Thursday, June 11th at 6 pm. Hope to see you there as well!


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May 14 Potluck

Hello Friends of South Shore Park (FOSSP),

Just a reminder that we are hosting a potluck on Thursday, May 14th (that’s tomorrow) at 6 pm at the South Shore Pavilion. Please bring a dish to share. Beverages will be provided. We are looking for members to help out with several activities: beach cleanups, native plant restoration, Earth Day, park safety, our board, and more.

Do you like updating or designing websites? We could use your help with We still need to change the website name to reflect our name change.

Do you like organizing community events? We could use your help with most activities we put on:)

Do you like to write? We could use your help sending out announcements and writing articles for the Bay View Compass.

Still wondering why we changed our name? Check out this recent article on our name change by Cary Solberg:

Thanks for everyone’s continued involvement and dedication to South Shore Park,

May 14 potluck email announcement.pdf

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Happy Earth Day!

Over 400 4th graders visited South Shore Park to learn about the environment and the creatures that share our world. Big thanks to Bea Reinders, one of our dedicated volunteers, that makes this event happen!

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Major Improvements – Public Discussion at South Shore Park!

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Next Meeting is April 9

Spring is in the air!!!
Topics on the agenda: Farmers Market, Spring Weed Out, South Shore Park Historian, New Web Page, Plant Sale. Name Update. We will be planning our May Pot Luck!!!
Bring your ideas, your talents, your friends. See you in the park.


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1 February, 2015 10:47

Our next South Shore Park (Watch) meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 10th at 7 pm. Due to a scheduling conflict, we will not hold the meeting on the usual Thursday night.

South Shore Park 2900 S Shore Dr, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207

On the agenda so far is the name change decision. At our October meeting, the group voted to change the name of South Shore Park Watch to better reflect the comprehensive mission of our organization. Suggestions for a new name included:
Friends of South Shore Park
South Shore Park Friends

If you have another suggestion for the new name, please email back your idea or share that idea at the Feb. 10th meeting. We will vote on the new name at that meeting.

The executive committee (Chad, Cary, Katie W., Jane) need your ideas for the upcoming year’s agenda. Please email any ideas you have for monthly meeting programming, events, or issues that the group should be addressing over 2015. We will also brainstorm ideas during the Feb. 10th meeting.

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