New green school yard at Leopold Elementary that includes a rain garden and community vegetable garden.

Leopold Green Schoolyard – Video Tour and Final Update!

For the last 6 years, 1000 Friends has worked with Leopold Elementary School to coordinate actions that would help create a more welcoming schoolyard and alleviate flooding issues on the blacktop. In the last few years, we started the Leopold Green Schoolyard Committee – made up of parents, staff, and community partners that is still […]

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Advancing Green Infrastructure through Code Revision

April 23 was the final meeting for the group of 13 municipalities participating in our project, Advancing Green Infrastructure through Code Revision. Great turnout! The 13 Municipalities include: Germantown, Menomonee Falls, Brookfield, Elm Grove, Germantown, Wauwatosa, Butler, West Milwaukee, City of Milwaukee, St. Francis, Cudahy, Mequon, and West Allis.

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Smart Growth and Water Quality

Our land use and the way we live on the land is irrefutably linked to the health of our natural resources – air, water, habitats, and all living creatures. And likewise, the health of our communities, their viability, and sustainability are in turn linked to the health of these very same resources. The Wisconsin Comprehensive […]

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Greater Milwaukee Water Quality Connections

The waters of Southeastern Wisconsin have always been among its most important and cherished assets. Long before the first pioneers came, Native Americans depended on the abundant game in the watershed for food and trading. These early inhabitants gave the area the name “Milwaukee” which means “Gathering Place by the Waters.” The first European immigrants […]

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