​​Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club

Plant a Prairie for Education, Wildlife and Pollinators at Lakeshore State Park

Lakeshore State Park is a 22-acre Wisconsin state park located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the city of Milwaukee. The only urban state park in Wisconsin, it offers visitors recreational activities and educational opportunities. Many natural areas of the park are short-grass prairies featuring grasses and plants native to Wisconsin. The prairies provide habitat for wildlife, insects and pollinators.

We will partner with Lakeshore State Park to provide and help plant prairie grasses and native perennials to complete a section of the Gathering Circle in the park. The Gathering Circle is an area used as an outdoor classroom for educational programs for children and adults. 

Our effort to help complete the prairie area in the Gathering Circle enhances the educational programs for children in the city who do not have easy access to nature on a regular basis. The greater Milwaukee community will benefit from this project now and in the future.