Mayor Barrett’s Strong Neighborhoods Plan continues to beautify vacant city-owned lots

October 1, 2014

2014-10-01 11_13_03-Miltimes 9-25-14 issue.pdf - Adobe ReaderOn Friday, September 12, 2014 Mayor Barrett’s Strong Neighborhoods Plan and Groundwork Milwaukee partnered with Metcalfe Park’s Building Neighborhood Capacity Program and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District on a pilot project to hire 10 young adults from the Metcalfe Park neighborhood. The workers are trained to install green infrastructure on Milwaukee’s north side. The “Green Team” will assist the City of Milwaukee in reaching its goal of improving 80 vacant lots through the Strong Neighborhoods Plan. The Green Team project is partially funded by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Helen Bader Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Foundation and Southeast Wisconsin Watershed Trust. The Building Neighborhood Capacity Program is funded by the Zilber Family Foundation. Pictured are Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett; Groundwork Milwaukee Executive Director Mary Beth Driscoll; Metcalfe Park Building Neighborhood Capacity Program Site Coordinator Danell Cross; and “Green Team” Workers.