The Flood

As a student-led group, The Flood focuses on environmental and social justice issues, especially those within the Milwaukee community. Examples include equitable access to green space, food insecurity on UWM’s campus, and waste management alternatives. The Flood emphasizes creating tangible change for the community it serves, no matter the size of the project. Through a combination of learning and action (river cleanups, garden volunteering, student-led discussions), The Flood is grounded in the “see something, do something” ideology.  We’re an enthusiastic, curious, and welcoming group of students always excited to meet new members – join us!

Fall 2021 Meetings and Events:

The Flood meets every other Wednesday at 5:00pm. We are currently meeting in Honors 196 but be sure to check the Honors newsletter for updates.

September 29, 2021- Want to explore Milwaukee’s Lake Park AND take care of your community? Join us for our Lake Park Cleanup. We will be meeting on the NE corner of Newberry Blvd. and Lake Dr.

This event offers a hands-on approach to environmentalism and we promise that it will be lots of fun, so bring a friend and walk with us!

November 10, 2021- Interested in learning more about composting? Join us on November 10th for a DIY compost bin workshop. We will be building mini worm composters, which can help offset your food waste and produce great compost for your garden or houseplants. The event will take place outside of Honors House in the grassy area near the parking lot. All you must bring is a container with a lid, such as a coffee can or small bucket. Keep an eye on the weekly Honors Newsletter for details!

Past Meetings and Events: 

Members of the Flood showing off the litter they collected in Lake Park


March 29th, 2021 –  DIY compost bin workshop. We built mini worm composters, which can help offset food waste and produce great compost for gardens and houseplants.

April 24th, 2021 –  Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s annual spring clean-up. We got a hands-on approach to environmentalism and had a lot of fun serving the city!

Ongoing Project: The Flood will be working with the UWM office of sustainability during the spring and summer to grow produce for the community food pantry. If you are interested in volunteering with us please reach out! We would love to have you even if you have no experience with gardening.

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