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 NOVEMBER 15, 2023
Board members present - H. Schmidt, G Wyder, D. Pollock, C. Morse, H. Tomasiewicz & A. Dressel
Meeting called to order at 7:05 Minutes of August 16, 2023 approved
FISCAL - $40,258 on hand with approximately $26,000 obligated. Harold to contact County Historical Society regarding funds obligated and FOE's continued fiscal support.
MEMBERSHIP - Have approximately 200 members. Harold to request an updated list from BG.
FARMERS MARKET - FOE should have a regular presence to promote the Park and the organization. Need to set up schedule of walks/events for market days. Henry will develop a Park video to display and there will be Estabrook swag to sell.
BROCHURE - Needs to be revised and reordered. Harold to handle.
TUNNEL PROJECT - Right of entry permit issued. Contractor wants to start in March/April.
MAINTENANCE BUILDING REHAB - Parks cleaned out the building in preparation for offering It to potential occupants. FOE to monitor developments.
FOE SWAG 1. The Board directed Harold to order 1 gross of Sohm half liter mugs with color image 2. FOE will work with an on-line vendor to make FOE hats, shirts, etc. available for purchase. Donna has the lead on this.
FALL TREE PLANTING - FOE spent $1350 on planting and protecting 40 trees.
WORK CREW - Finished clearing invasives in area behind Kilbourntown House
AOC UPDATE - Government spending $400 million to clean up contaminants in low areas along River. The plan is to remove up to 4 feet of soil, clean out invasive plants, replace the soil, replant with natives and restore infrastructure. Scheduled to start in 2027 but there is no schedule yet.
SPRING TREE PLANTING - FOE will plant 100 trees and 300 understory bushes (seedlings)
INCREASED COMMUNICATION WITH PARKS - The Board requested an opportunity to Discuss park issues directly with parks administration. Harold will invite Paul Corrao and Jacob Sheteron to the March Board meeting.
ANNUAL MEETING - Meeting set for Wednesday, January 17th, 2024. Andrew will give a presentation on the fauna of Estabrook
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