March 2017 Business Member Spotlight – Environmental Collaboration Office & Department of Public Works
The City of Milwaukee – Environmental Collaboration Office & Department of Public Works are at the center of our March 2017 Business Member Spotlight!
The Environmental Collaboration Office & Department of Public Works joined our Business Member program last year with their support of our 21st Annual Spring River Cleanup. Their staff showed up for the big day to help us clean our rivers and stuck around for our Trash Bash to hang out with our Milwaukee-community members to celebrate a job well done. Join them for our 22nd Annual Spring River Cleanup this year at Estabrook Park!
Environmental Collaboration Office & Department of Public Work’s support allows us to host events, like our ever-popular guided paddles and rain barrel workshop, throughout the summer. Getting people out on our three rivers is an important step in getting people to connect with and want to take care of our three rivers.
Thanks, Environmental Collaboration Office & Department of Public Works, for helping us make our three rivers swimmable and fishable for future generations!
“Milwaukee is a city built on water, on America’s Fresh Coast. With three rivers and a Great Lake, water plays a key role in the city’s identity. Under Mayor Barrett’s leadership, the City of Milwaukee has invested in green infrastructure and supported policies to protect the Great Lakes, and restore our beaches and rivers. Now, we are ready to take our leadership to the next level through our Water Centric Cities initiative.”
Environmental Collaboration Office & Department of Public Works
City of Milwaukee
The City of Milwaukee’s Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) and Department of Public Works (DPW) understand the importance of clean rivers to Milwaukee.
ECO strives to make Milwaukee a world class eco-city. ECO develops award winning programs that improve people’s lives and the economy while protecting and restoring the natural ecosystems that support our long term prosperity. ECO implements the City’s Refresh MKE sustainability plan, is launching a Water Centric City initiative this month, and is hosting Water Week, March 20-24.
DPW enriches the quality of life and economic development in Milwaukee in many ways. It provides the cleanest, safest water in the country; it fosters the growth and beauty of our urban forest and boulevards; and it installs green infrastructure in streets and alleys, a green roof on the City Hall complex; and changed policies to reduce road salt in de-icing operations to help protect lakes and rivers.