Communities along the Kinnickinnic River in Milwaukee, Wis. are benefiting from Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding that has been used to remove concrete channelization and naturalize the space. We have previously written about this work on the Kinnickinnic as a success story, which you can read here. More powerfully, though, community members have documented what the clean up work means for them and their community. A vision for what the river will be in the future and how it will transform and reunite the community is perhaps the most powerful part of this Great Lakes restoration success story.
You can read more about the video and the producer in this article. Collaborators on this project included: Milwaukee Earth Partnership, Latino Earth Partnership, Urban Ecology Center, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers, and Escuela Verde School.