Who We Are
We are a group that participates in various activities to maintain and improve Estabrook Park.
We have cooperated with the Milwaukee County Parks Department and the Milwaukee Historical Society in maintaining this historic park. We have sponsored nature walks for the community, have replanted several degraded areas and have constructed trails and repaired stairs, have participated in weedouts and river cleanups.
We have been around since 2008 and have had a formal structure since 2012. The by-laws call for a board of directors and officers as well as members. We can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com .
FRIENDS OF ESTABROOK PARK BOARD MEETING MINUTES MAY 17TH, 2023
Board members Present - H. Schmidt, D. Pollock, G. Wyder, C. Morse, H. Tomasiewicz. Absent - G. Walter & A. Dressel
Meeting called to order at 7:03 Minutes of March 1st reviewed and approved.
FISCAL - $31,670 on hand as of 4/25
MEMBERSHIP - The Biergarten has notices up for the loyalty/membership program and has Incorporated the life members who applied for the loyalty program. There are some glitches to be worked out.
FARMERS MARKET - FOE will be present. Will explore the feasibility of developing/selling A ceramic bier stein - the FOE logo with eagle.
CAPITAL PROJECTS - Tunnel restoration project is delayed. During right of entry permitting It was determined that as a adjunct to the parkway, the tunnel has historic preservation status. Request for review is being sent to the State Historical Society. Pushes project back to until August at earliest. BROCHURE - Harold has the old brochure to review and revise.
POLLINATOR PALOOZA - FOE co-sponsor this event with the Shorewood Conservation group. Held May 20th.
NEW BUSINESS :
WEEDOUT - Only 4 people showed for the 5/7 event. Expect more this weekend.
NEW PROJECTS - Donna submitted a letter of intent for a Fund for Lake Michigan grant to help Develop the maintenance building. She & Henry will follow up. Harold submitted a PIP for Fall tree planting. Will contact Forrest- Keeling.
ANIMAL ISSUES - Bird house installation requires coordination with Natural Areas staff.
Feeding/dumping - people continue to feed the ducks/geese near pond and bakery goods near the parking lots. These practices violate park regulations and are harmful to the animals. Requested signage - advise violators.
COUNTY PARKS PROJECTS - Parks will install gates at KTH and south end of central parking lot for Temporary closures. Expect by mid June. Parks will install 2-3 permanent speed bumps this year. Parks continues to clean up Maintenance Building in hopes of finding a tenant. A To be constructed pole building in Lincoln Park should accommodate materials stored in Estabrook.
OTHER- Need to explore drainage along Oak Leaf Trail in hilly areas to alleviate path icing.
Newsletter articles due 6/10.
ANNOUNCEMENTS - Board meetings - 8/16 & 11/15 7pm at Lincoln Park.
Biergarten Picnics - 6/28, 8/9 & 9/20. 5 to 7:30
Weedouts - 9/9, 10/21 & 11/4 9 AM to 12 meet at KTH parking lot
For additional information you can visit our Facebook page