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URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER INC
May 6, 2010

Twenty years ago I lived near Riverside Park and I was among the few who ventured into it. The park was poorly maintained and considered dangerous. I have watched the Urban Ecology Center grow and the Park become inviting and popular. I have worked with UEC staff when writing my book about the need for natural areas in cities to help connect people with nature and develop an environmental ethic. They do a remarkable job and I consider the UEC one of the best things happening in Milwaukee, a model for environmental education that should be emulated in every city.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Due to their stewardship, the condition of Riverside Park has evolved from dangerous to inviting, shunned to popular.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their ability to connect children with the natural environment.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind, knowledgeable, committed, helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build more satellite centers and reach more of the city's children.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to be involved with it.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Fundraising.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Donor & I wrote a book about Milwaukee's rivers and experiencing nature.