The six-mile section of Little Menomonee River managed by Milwaukee County Parks, known as the Little Menomonee River Parkway, contains a special collection of natural communities that have become rare within the region. Once dominated by beech-maple forest, along with a mix of grasslands and wetlands, the parkway has lost over 96% of its former habitat. This habitat is critical for native fish and wildlife, making it a priority Area of Concern project.
Our goal is to create habitat improvements that will lead to the healthy, sustainable populations of species impacted by our industrial past in the AOC.
Due to the size and scope of work in the parkway, it has been broken up into multiple projects. These have been divided by management areas and prioritized based on the special needs of different habitat. This means that multiple projects will be ongoing in various phases: Assessment, Design, and Implementation.