A Wealth of Nature

A Wealth of Nature - a project of Preserve Our Parks

Brief Project Description

We believe that the Milwaukee metropolitan area of Southeastern Wisconsin has world-class natural features and exemplary parklands that need to be better publicized and appreciated. This project will promote the importance of preserving and enjoying these treasures. It will highlight the value of parks to the quality of life in our community and demonstrate how they make the Milwaukee region attractive to residents and visitors alike.

Project Components

Book: To be titled A Wealth of Nature: Parks and Natural Places in Southeast Wisconsin; spectacular photographs and inspiring prose will highlight the scale, diversity, and popularity of parks and natural areas in the six-county region of Southeastern Wisconsin. A variety of contributing authors will give voice to diverse segments of the communty.

Website: Interactive, populated with images and text that showcase the parks, with links to social media. A blog will enable ongoing updates and public input. Encourages the public to explore the subjects, themes and visuals of the project freely on a variety of digital devices.

The website is now online!    http://awealthofnature.org/

Traveling exhibit: A selection of images on banner stanchions, along with an iPad stand to enable visitors to access the website on the spot. For office and residential lobbies, schools, libraries and civic centers.

Presentation: A slide program with images and text about the parks. Available for Preserve Our Parks and other sponsoring organizations to make presentations to a wide variety of audiences.

Other Contributing Organizations

Milwaukee County Parks, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, River Revitalization Foundation, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, The Water Council, Urban Ecology Center, Gathering Waters Conservancy, Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, Ozaukee Treasures Network, Sweet Water Trust, Tall Pines Conservancy