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 […]Read more about "Leopold Green Schoolyard – Video Tour and Final Update!"
Tackling Barriers to Green Infrastructure Workbook
Read the workbook: Tackling Barriers to Green Infrastructure – an Audit of Local Codes and OrdinancesRead more about "Tackling Barriers to Green Infrastructure Workbook"
Cleaning up waterways
Water Policy Director Kate Morgan continues to help clean up waterways in southeastern Wisconsin by using green designs. Here are some examples of effective ways to deal with stormwater.Read more about "Cleaning up waterways"
Green Infrastructure Practices
The following are examples of green infrastructure practices being promoted in Kate Morgan’s work, Prioritizing Codes and Ordinances in the Menomonee Watershed for Green Infrastructure.Read more about "Green Infrastructure Practices"
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.Read more about "Advancing Green Infrastructure through Code Revision"
Marquette Students Plan for a Greener Milwaukee
The Collegiate BMP Design Challenge, one of the Joyce Grant initiatives led by 1000 Friends of WI, connects university students with priority projects in the Kinnickinnic and Menomonee Restoration Plans and challenges them to develop designs utilizing green infrastructure to improve local water quality and create a community amenity in the process. This year, two […]Read more about "Marquette Students Plan for a Greener Milwaukee"