Urban Wilderness

Urban Wilderness: Exploring a Metropolitan Watershed
By Eddee Daniel

Urban Wilderness is about the Menomonee River watershed inmetropolitan Milwaukee. Typical of many urban rivers, the Menomonee has been both revered and abused. Through photography and narrative text, Urban Wilderness documents current conditions and examines future potential of this natural resource. It is about exploration and discovery, not of exotic lands but of our own backyard, for it is more important to discover where we are than to seek out new places.
Urban Wilderness combines photographs with reflections about the importance of living in a watershed like the Menomonee River. It includes essays about the history of the region, the ecology of environmental corridors, and the progressive plans for redevelopment of the Menomonee Valley industrial area.
The book, entitled Urban Wilderness: Exploring a Metropolitan Watershed, is available from Milwaukee Riverkeeper and local booksellers. It is being published by the Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago. For more information about the project and to read excerpts from the book, visit www.eddeedaniel.com and go to the Urban Wilderness galleries, or contact Eddee Daniel, Project Director, at (414) 771-8857.

You can purchase the Urban Wilderness book through Milwaukee Riverkeeper. Contact Paul at pschwarzkopf (at) milwaukeeriverkeeper (dot) org or call him at 414-287-0207 x228.

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