Sponsorship & Events

Sponsoring an Urban Ecology Center event or program shows your organization's commitment to excellence in education, positive community growth, and ecological awareness. Our supporting partners gain visibility among people at the forefront of ecological and sustainable innovation both on a local and national scale. The Urban Ecology Center, Inc. is a tax-exempt organization. EIN # 39-1712663. Your gift to the Urban Ecology Center is 100% tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. You will receive a tax receipt for your records after completing your donation.


Annual Events:

Earth Week:

Earth Week LogoLet’s celebrate our planet and help the Earth by volunteering during Earth Week!  This 2023, we will be kicking things off by participating in Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s Spring River Cleanup on April 22nd, followed by a week of projects and programs at all three locations from April 24 to 28. Sign up as a small team or individual and volunteer at one of our branches.

BCBF logo sketch1Green Birding Challenge & Brew City Birding Festival:

Kick the week off with the Green Birding Challenge as we celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with an eco-friendly birding challenge. Compete to see how many birds you can see all without using fossil fuels. Followed by a week of bird-themed field trips, virtual and in-person lectures, family-friendly programs, and bird-watching opportunities at the Brew City Birding Festival!

Save the date: The Green Birding Challenge is on Saturday, May 13th and the 6th Annual Brew City Birding Festival is May 12th-19th, 2023.

Solstice Logo 01Summer Solstice Soirée:

Our annual gala, Summer Solstice Soirée, is a unique, outdoor event to celebrate and raise funds for the Urban Ecology Center! Hosted at one of our locations, we incorporate traditional gala features such as delicious food, crafted beverages, and amazing silent and live auction items with elements unique to the UEC such as live music, hiking trail access, eco-friendly catering, and picnic-style seating. We pack our auction full of items we know you care about – outdoor gear, sustainable solutions, exclusive experiences, nature-based travel and so much more! As the name suggests, the date of the Summer Solstice Soiree is on a Friday in June near the Summer Solstice.

Save the date: Friday, June 16, 2023

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HKE MKE (Hike Milwaukee) is an annual benefit hike that supports urban nature in Milwaukee! We offer 2.5 miles of beautiful hiking trails complete with a finish line of local vendors, fun activities, and food trucks! Participants are encouraged to partake in a friendly fundraising competition to earn badges and prizes, invite friends, and spread the UEC’s mission. With autumn being arguably one of the best times to get outdoors in Wisconsin, we chose to HKE MKE in October!

Candlelight Walk and Urban Candlelight Hike:

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Bundle up and experience winter in a whole new light. Riverside Park and Three Bridges Park are illuminated with hundreds of candles and campfires in the heart of the city. Candlelight Walk takes place in December and Urban Candlelight Hike later in February. 

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Meenal Atre, Corporate & Foundations Relations Manager at (414) 964-8505 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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