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New Book Features Community Voices of the Milwaukee River Greenway

Aug 31, 2021 08:30AM ● By Natural Awakenings Milwaukee
The Milwaukee River Greenway is an 878-acre stretch of riverfront wilderness with more than 28 miles of hiking, biking and water trails. Even though it is bigger than New York City’s Central Park, it’s still somewhat of a hidden treasure. In The Milwaukee River Greenway: A Wealth of Nature In the Heart of the City, author Eddee Daniel, a Milwaukee-based writer and photographer, pays tribute through words and photos to an urban wilderness that everyone can enjoy.

The book, with a forward by local historian John Gurda, offers historical context and underscores the combination of topography, settlement, industry and advocacy that made the Greenway possible. Covering the Greenway’s history, the parks it encompasses, its trail system and its wildlife, the book grew out of Daniel’s year as an artist-in-residence at the Greenway. “I’m hoping that this book will help raise awareness about what a treasure we have in our midst,” says Daniel.

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