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MMSD Green Luminary® Award | Konkel Park

03/11/24 04:45:pm

The City of Greenfield recently completed a restoration project in Konkel Park that included planting over 4,000 trees and nearly 300,000 square feet of native wildflowers to support butterflies and bees, and restored over 160,000 square feet of wetlands. 

The City of Greenfield is helping manage water where it falls with its recent restoration project in Konkel Park. In total, the green infrastructure installed can manage over 1,000,000 gallons of stormwater each time it rains.

The project includes over 4,000 trees, nearly 300,000 square feet of native plantings, and over 160,000 square feet of wetland.

Honey Creek, which flows through the park, has been returned to its more natural state, and the community can access new paths and a boardwalk.

The restoration project helps reduce the risk of flooding, protect water quality, and create a great natural asset for the community.

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What is a Green Luminary® Award?

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District gives Green Luminary® awards to businesses, organizations, and communities that implement exceptional green infrastructure design projects that benefit our lakes and rivers, as well as our communities.

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MMSD's Spring Rain Garden Plant Sale

Help protect Lake Michigan by ordering rain garden plants for up to 50% off retail. Plant supplies are limited for this plant sale. Once plants SELL OUT, the SALE WILL CLOSE! Order your rain garden plants today!


MMSD Water Drop Alert

Text: WATERDROP to 414-296-4422 for Española texto GOTADEAGUA a 414-296-4422

Receive Water Drop Alert text messages when heavy rain threatens the area. When a Water Drop Alert has been issued, a reminder is sent to use less water.

What do you do when an alert is issued?

  • Hold off on washing dishes and laundry
  • Take a shorter shower 
  • Empty your rain barrel
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