Time and Place

The Innovative Cities Lecture Series
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 345

Grand Trunk Wetland – Habitat Restoration in Milwaukee’s Harbor District” presentation by Benji Timm, Project Manager, City of Milwaukee, Dept. of City Development and Stacy Hron, Milwaukee Estuary AOC Coordinator, Dept. of Natural Resources, Office of Great Waters

Lecture Summary

The Grand Trunk Wetland (also known as the Bay View Wetland) is one of the last remnants of the Milwaukee Estuary’s historical network of wetlands. Planning for the wetland restoration began as a result of recommendations included in the city’s Southeast Side Area Plan which was completed in the 2008. Restoration of the wetland is also identified as a catalytic project in the Harbor District Water and Land Use Plan. The US EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative allocated $3.5 million dollars in 2018 to implement the project. There are public and private partners working together to figure out how this unique ecological feature fits in among its commercial, industrial and residential neighbors.

Please RSVP to sbaile@uwm.edu if you plan on attending!
Pizza will be served, but you will need to provide your own beverage.
AICP-CM credits will be awarded.

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Get directions to The School of Architecture and Urban Planning building at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is located at 2131 East Hartford Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Questions, comments?

All lectures are free and open to planners, students, staff, faculty, and friends of the University.
Please contact Sadie Baile, Department of Urban Planning Project Assistant at sbaile@uwm.edu