If 50 People Donate $10, Then 500 Native Plants Can Be Planted to Create a Park and Outdoor Classroom

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  • Transform rail-switching yard to green space
  • Prevent erosion of contaminated earth

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Promotional value expires Feb 4, 2012. Amount paid never expires. 100% of donations go directly to the UEC/MVP Project Inc. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide donor's full name at checkout. Redeem online for personal acknowledgment. See G-Team FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Menomonee River Valley experienced a period of decay from the 1960s through the 1990s, which led to a prevalence of abandoned buildings, spoiled waters, and brownfield conditions. Though the area's economic and environmental conditions have improved in recent years, the Urban Ecology Center/Menomonee Valley Partners Project Inc. (UEC/MVP Project Inc.) is working to further revitalize the Menomonee River Valley with environmental, community, and economic-development programs.

The UEC/MVP Project Inc.'s Menomonee Valley – From the Ground Up program aims to improve the valley’s ecological health to counteract public-health concerns and environmental contamination. The program also plans to expand the Hank Aaron State Trail and enhance science-education for local youths and families. Part of the project includes installing native, noninvasive plants to restore the riverbank landscape and combat erosion. This program will transform the 24-acre former rail-switching yard into a park with an Urban Ecology Center and outdoor science classroom. In the redesigned green space, local residents can enjoy the park and learn about natural science in the Urban Ecology Center. Volunteers will plant trees and shrubs and monitor water quality to ensure a continually safe and lush environment.

Join G-Team and donate $10 to help transform an urban wasteland into a park and outdoor classroom. If G-Team members raise $500, then the Urban Ecology Center/Menomonee Valley Partners Project Inc. can purchase 500 noninvasive plants to install along the Menomonee riverbank. Each additional $10 raised will go toward funding further revitalization of the park.

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    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203

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