Riverside Park: Created by Community
This episode begins our exploration of the three branches that comprise the Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee. Riverside Park was the first branch of the UEC, located on Milwaukee's East Side. This episode tells the origin story of our Riverside Park branch and, by extension, the origin story of the UEC. We learn, from the folks that were there, what it was like to be a part of a community-led environmental organization, operating out of a double-wide trailer in the 1990's and reflect on how much has changed, and yet stayed the same, since then. This episode is hosted by Danny Pirtle and Chris Young. Special thanks to our guests Michael D'Amato, Anne Steinberg, Dennis Grzezinski, and Meghan Forseth. For more from the Urban Ecology Center, visit our website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.