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Tours & Outings

Note: Advanced Pricing (ADV) is November 8, 2023 - March 1, 2024 / Onsite Pricing (ONS) is March 2, 2024 – May 22, 2024.

Technical Tour:  Menomonee River Flood Management Projects Bicycle Tour (ticketed event)

Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

$65 ADV / $75 ONS
2.5 PDHs

Join us for a relaxing bicycle ride through downtown Milwaukee. 

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) implements regional flood management projects in the Milwaukee area. MMSD has implemented a comprehensive system of flood management projects from the headwater of the Menomonee River to its mouth in downtown Milwaukee.

This tour focuses on six projects including levee systems, flood storage basins, and concrete channel rehabilitation projects that together protect Milwaukee residences and industry from flooding while enhancing the environment.

Project webpages: (exact stops may change)

Bicycle rental is included in the ticket price.

Technical Tour: University of Wisconsin School of Freshwater Sciences Tour (ticketed event)

Monday, May 20, 2024 | 3:00 pm – 6:15 pm

$35 ADV / $40 ONS
1.0 PDHs

The School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is the first school in the nation dedicated solely to the study of freshwater and the largest academic research institution on the Great Lakes.  

The tour will take a closer look at this state-of-the-art facility and learn how, for more than 50 years, the faculty and scientists have been conducting internationally recognized freshwater research across five essential themes: human and ecosystem health, freshwater system dynamics, weather and climate science, freshwater technology, and freshwater policy and economics.  

The walking tour is about 90 minutes and focuses on research being conducted by our faculty, scientists, and students.  Dive in to see how we earned a reputation for freshwater.

Technical Tour: Kinnickinnic River Flood Management Projects Bus Tour (ticketed event)

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

$65 ADV / $75 ONS
2.0 PDHs

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) implements regional flood management projects in the Milwaukee area. MMSD and area partners have developed a plan for the Kinnickinnic River watershed, Milwaukee’s most urban watershed, to reduce flood risk for over 700 homes and businesses, naturalize over 7 miles of concrete lined streams, and revitalize community spaces.  

MMSD and the Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers (SSCHC) will lead a tour through several project areas, in design or completed, on the Kinnickinnic River.

This will include the recently completed Pulaski Park project which removed 1,700 feet of concrete channel and restored the river to a natural stream within the park.  The tour will highlight the various partnerships between MMSD, city of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, SSCHC and others to engage the community throughout the life of these projects; transforming the river from a liability to a community asset. 

MMSD Kinnickinnic River Flood Management webpage

Transportation is included in the ticket price.

Technical Tour: Green Stormwater Infrastructure and Greanseams® Walking and Bus Tour (ticketed event)

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

$65 ADV / $75 ONS
2.5 PDHs

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) has two programs to capture rainfall where it falls in both urban and undeveloped areas.

In undeveloped areas, MMSD’s Greenseams® program has protected 5,300 acres of undeveloped land in watershed headwaters with a goal of protecting 10,000 acres.

In urban areas, MMSD has a goal of capturing 0.5” of rainfall in green stormwater infrastructure throughout the MMSD service area.  

Tour stops will highlight green storm water infrastructure implemented by the city of Milwaukee and other local partners along with a Greenseams® property that has preserved park and open space in the greater Milwaukee area.

MMSD Greenseams® web page

Transportation is included in the ticket price.

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