HKE MKE - Sunday, October 9, 2022 | NOON - 4PM

To ensure urban nature is available to hike everyday - hike in urban nature on Sunday, October 9!

HKE MKE is BACK. Support the Urban Ecology Center during the 8th annual HKE MKE fundraiser presented by Rotary Club of Milwaukee.

Join us for 2.5 miles of beautiful hiking trails complete with local vendors, fun activities and fundraising challenges! After registering for HKE MKE, build your own fundraising page and share why you HKE MKE with your network! Then, grab some friends and see who can earn the most badges leading up to HKE MKE.

Check out the 2022 HKE MKE Route and Activities here. 


Gifts Are Being MATCHED!

In the final days of fundraising, ALL donations are being matched by an anonymous donor - up to $10,000!

If you make a gift between Friday, October 7 and Sunday, October 9 - a donation of equal amount will be applied to the goal total in support of the UEC and urban nature!! 





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Why should you support HKE MKE?

Urban nature is a necessity.  As cities continue to grow, natural habitats and biodiversity are rapidly decreasing. However, with proper planning, community support and dedication to a cause, we can create a city where both people and nature thrive - as evident by the efforts of the Urban Ecology Center and YOU! 

Benefits of Urban Nature in Milwaukee: 

  • Improves learning and mental performance 
  • Provides a safe place to play and wonder 
  • Encourages environmental stewardship 
  • Inspires sustainable solutions 
  • Builds climate resiliency 
  • and brings SO MUCH LIFE to our city! 

100% of the funds raised through HKE MKE stay in our community and help the Urban Ecology Center:

  • Teach tens of thousands of urban youth about science and nature through hands-on experiences in green spaces in their own neighborhoods
  • Manage over 80 acres of native habitat in three Milwaukee parks
  • Study the health of wildlife populations in Milwaukee including, turtles, frogs, mammals, invertebrates, snakes, and bats
  • Connect community members to unique resources such as outdoor recreation and continued education opportunities.