UWM's Innovative Cities Lecture: Grand Trunk Wetland - Habitat Restoration in the Harbor District

APA Wisconsin Chapter


Thursday, February 28, 2019
noon - 1:15 p.m. CST

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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This lecture will be held at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at UW-Milwaukee, 2131 E. Hartford Ave, Room 345.

Mr. Timm and Ms. Hron will share about the Grand Trunk Wetland (also known as the Bay View Wetland), one of the last remnants of the Milwaukee Estuary's historical network of wetlands, and the restoration process. Planning for the wetland restoration began as a result of recommendations included in the city’s Southeast Side Area Plan which was completed in the 2008.  Restoration of the wetland is also identified as a catalytic project in the Harbor District Water and Land Use Plan. The US EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative allocated $3.5 million dollars in 2018 to implement the project.  There are public and private partners working together to figure out how this unique ecological feature fits in among its commercial, industrial and residential neighbors.        


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Benji Timm

Benji Timm is a Project Manager with the City of Milwau-kee Department of City Development. He manages com-plex brownfield redevelopment and restoration projects in the 30th Street Industrial Corridor, Harbor District, and the Menomonee Valley. Read More

Stacy Hron

Stacy Hron is the Milwaukee Estuary AOC Coordinator with the DNR Office of Great Waters. She coordinates and leads the planning and implementation of projects to reme-diate and restore Milwaukee’s rivers and estuary. She is a UWM graduate with a B.S. in Conservation & Environ-mental Science and M.S ... Read More

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Forrest Elliott, elliottf@uwm.edu