South Shore Park Watch Events this Week

Monthly Meeting
Thursday, April 14 · 7:00pm – 8:30pm, South Shore Park Pavilion, 2900 S. Shore Drive

Please join us. Bring your friends, your ideas, and enthusiasm. We will discuss the status of upcoming projects: The clean up on April 16; April 28 MPS Earth Day event; Bluff Restoration Project; and planning for the Summer.

Spring Park, Beach, and Neighborhood Clean Up – April 16
Saturday, 8:30am – 11:30am
South Shore Park 2900 S Shore Drive and Humboldt Park 3000 S. Howell Ave
Registration/coffee 8:30-9 at South Shore and Humboldt Parks. Crews will head out to the parks, beaches, and neighborhoods of Bay View. Help us be more ECO-friendly and bring your own mug or water bottle.
Sponsored by Kohls and presented by the Bay View Neighborhood Association, Humboldt Park, and South Shore Park Watch.
Come One, Come All! Bring Your Family and Friends!

South Shore Park Bluff – Native Restoration & Naturalization
South Shore Park Watch, in cooperation with Milwaukee County Parks, has developed a plan for native restoration of the South Shore Park bluff between the Oak Leaf Trail and South Shore Drive. This naturalization project will enhance and secure the bluff by removing invasive plant species and replacing them with native plants.
Project benefits include:
· Enhanced natural habitat, ecology, and aesthetics of the bluff.
· Ends the practice of clear cutting and stabilizes the slope.
· The restoration is sustainable. Native plants require less maintenance resulting in taxpayer savings.
· This project provides an opportunity for community education and involvement at South Shore Park. Volunteers are needed to assist with the project.
The total 1.4 acre project area begins at South Shore Park and is bounded by the Oak Leaf Trail, South Shore Drive, and the Texas Avenue Pump Station. The current plan starts with a manageable area for a first phase of approximately 0.3 acres.
South Shore Park Watch needs your support to make this project a success. Our goal is to raise $3,000 to purchase native plantings and shrubs for the first phase of the project, which begins with weed outs in May 2011.
Donations can be sent using the form and address printed below, or with your credit card by visiting our website at www.southshoreparkwatch.org.
Please consider supporting the restoration of the South Shore Park Bluff with a donation today. Thank you!
South Shore Park Bluff – Native Restoration & Naturalization
Donation Form

Name: Please make your donation check payable to “South Shore Park Watch” and mail the check to:
South Shore Park Watch
c/o Cary Solberg – Bluff Restoration
2867 South Wentworth Ave.
Milwaukee , WI 53207
Address:
City, ST, Zip:
Email:
Donation Amount: $
Notes:

South Shore Park Watch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductable.

South Shore Park Weed Out Days – May 7 and 21 – Save the Date!

When: Saturday, May 7 and 21, 9:00am – Noon
Meet: South Shore Park Pavilion, 2900 S Shore Drive
Help keep South Shore Park beautiful! The Weed Outs are part of the plan to return native plant species to the bluff along the lake front trail.
Come enjoy the sense of community a Weed Out creates and the obvious positive impact of our efforts. You’ll be amazing by how much fun “weeding” can be!

All ages and abilities welcome! Dress for work with long pants, sturdy shoes, and gloves. No previous experience needed!

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