Dear Friend,
Wildflowers are popping up so it must really be Spring after all.  So let's Celebrate! Let's go looking for wildflowers and eat cake too!

Hopkins Hollow SPRING Celebration
Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.
4410 N. Hopkins Ave.

photo of people in field surrounded by bright yellow flowersJoin us in celebration of our work in Hopkins Hollow, celebration of our faithful volunteers and celebration of spring and wildlife. Yes, there will be cake!  We'll be celebrating the completion of our new trail and visiting the site of our future "Prairie Restoration demonstration project". Register Now!
In this past year, Nearby Nature and its many partners, notably MMSD, Northwest Side CDC, Great Waters Group, The Nature Conservancy and others have been helping to activate this beautiful wild space we call Hopkins Hollow.  Nearby Nature's agreement with MMSD to build a short demonstration trail has now expanded to include a prairie restoration project just north of the trail.  Mark your calendars to join us in celebrating our work as a community, to bring neighbors and environmental activists together around this "pocket paradise". Please use this registration form.  We'll send you a reminder and save you a piece of cake!

We're Hiring!

Nearby Nature is expanding its work and needs to expand its staff.  This summer, we are hiring two Land Stewardship Interns to support our work along the Lincoln Creek Greenway.  If you know teachers or youth mentors working in Milwaukee's northwest side, Join our Teamplease share the Land Steward Internship job announcement.
Also, to manage the expansion of our work we are hiring a "Program Associate".  This would be a talented individual who can work flexibly as part of a team and help grow the organization with skills in community engagement, communications and knowledge in natural sciences. Read the Program Associate ad here

Lincoln Creek Summit GraphicLincoln Creek Summit

Saturday, June 25th

Last November, Nearby Nature hosted a series of "Lincoln Creek Conversations" to better understand the community's relationship with the waterway. Now we are planning to bring together  stakeholders; from community organizations, conservation leaders, and  nature educators, that will work together to grow land stewardship along the Lincoln Creek Greenway. This first gathering is the Lincoln Creek Greenway Summit to be held at Havenwoods State Forest on Saturday, June 25th 9am-4pm.  Panelists will be made up of community and governmental stakeholders and experts in the field of community restoration. To be a part of this continuing conversation, reach us at 

Love Where You Live
Lincoln Park Neighbors Campaign Launch

Lincoln Park Blatz Pavilion, May 14th, 1-3 pm

Litter and illegal dumping are community problems and solving them takes a community effort. A broad coalition of neighborhood groups are are planning for a 2022 "Love Where You Live" anti-litter campaign starting this Spring. Cleanups will be starting with the the Riverkeeper Cleanup on April 23rd and expanding into surrounding neighborhoods in the following weeks.  On Saturday, May 14th, a Kick-Off celebration will be held in Lincoln Park at the Blatz Pavilion along with a "Spring Fest" community resource fair. Groups interested in participating in this event, including tabling, should contact Friends of Lincoln Park at  A broad coalition of groups are participating, including Friends of Lincoln Park, Northwest Side CDC, Residents for Change Neighborhood Association, Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association, Ascension Fellowship Church, Villard Avenue BID, All Saints Family Health Center and Nearby Nature Milwaukee.

Support Nearby Nature Milwaukee

Nearby Nature works in neighborhoods impacted by high poverty and inequity.  We rely on contributions from people like you, to keep our programs, projects, and outings going.  Even if you do not live in these neighborhoods, you can help make a difference.  We are very grateful for the foundation support we get from Fund for Lake Michigan, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and Bader Philanthropies. 

But we also rely very heavily on private donations from people just like you.  Your contribution could make a difference in the quality of life in a community historically traumatized by poverty and systemic racism. Every contribution is appreciated.

All contributions to Nearby Nature are tax-deductible through our non-profit fiscal sponsor the Milwaukee Environmental Consortium. Use this link for Online Donation or mail a check.  Checks must be made out payable to Milwaukee Environmental Consortium.  Mail to: Nearby Nature MKE c/o Milwaukee Environmental Consortium, 1836 W. Fond Du Lac Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53205
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