Milwaukee County Parks has been recognized for its work in restoring natural areas with the help of volunteers and community partners.
The department received the 2012 Virginia M. Kline Award for Excellence in Community-Based Restoration, in recognition of the use of creative partnerships to maintain and improve the ecology of the 10,000 acres of natural areas within the Milwaukee County Parks System.
More than 14,000 volunteer hours were spent from 2009 through 2011 to restore and maintain public natural areas.
The idea behind community-based restoration is that it "brings the human community together and creates a more satisfactory relationship between humans and the larger biotic community," according to an announcement about the award.
The award will be presented Oct. 11 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum as part of the Leopold Restoration Awards issued by the Friends of the Arboretum and the Aldo Leopold Foundation.
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