Bluff Restoration Project Receives $1,500 Matching Grant!

The Bay View Garden And Yard Society has awarded a $1,500 matching grant for the Native Bluff Restoration Project. Your donation is needed to take full advantage of this generous gift. Thanks to the matching grant, every $25 donated will buy 30 native plant plugs or 4 shrubs.

Time is of the essence. We need to raise $3,000 by the end of July so we can order and receive plants for installation this fall.

About the Project– In cooperation with Milwaukee County Parks, the South Shore Park Watch is leading a native bluff restoration effort between the Oak Leaf Trail and South Shore Drive. This naturalization project will enhance and secure the bluff by removing invasive species and replacing them with native plants.

Project benefits also include:

· Enhanced natural habitat, ecology and aesthetics on 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.

· The project provides an opportunity for community education and involvement at SouthShorePark.

Project needs:

· 1,700 native plant plugs and 40 wildlife shrubs for the first phase.

· Volunteers for planting and weed-outs – Contact us if you would like to help!

For more information on how to donate, please visit our website at: https://southshoreparkwatch.org/donate/

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