Urban Ecology Center - HKE MKE

$0 Total Raised

$55,000 Goal

Become a Fundraiser

Online registration is closed, but day-of registrations are still welcome! Drop in for one of the following waves on Sunday and register at the door:
11:00am (final wave)

Enjoy a beautiful, family-friendly hike through the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum and along the Milwaukee River while raising funds to support the Center's mission of connecting people to nature. The hike is a 2.5 loop and is wheel accessible.
 Let's HKE MKE!
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Hike and Raise Funds!
Like other run/walks, HKE MKE is a benefit event. After registering you'll have the option to create an individual or a team fundraising page that can be easily shared through email and social media. The funds you raise help us connect tens of thousands of urban youth and adults to nature!

Rally your family, friends, or coworkers and create a team with a shared fundraising goal. We hope that you will organize a big team - the more the merrier!

Can't attend the event but still want to fundraise? Click the free "Become a Fundraiser" button above.
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Raise Funds, Get Cool Stuff
To show our appreciation for your support, we have special prizes for active fundraisers:

$63 or more: UEC water bottle
The UEC partners with 63 local schools to provide hands-on environmental education to urban youth through our Neighborhood Environmental Education Project (NEEP).

$142 or more: new UEC hat
142 species of birds are currently living in the restored wetland, prairie, oak savanna, woodland, riparian, and river habitats of the Menomonee Valley thanks to the efforts of the UEC land stewardship team and thousands of hours of volunteer work. Wow! That’s 12 more than this time last year!

$225 or more: UEC sweatshirt 
225,000 people visit our parks annually, engaging in community programs, participating in outdoor recreation, and learning about the natural world right here in the heart of our city.

Event Details
  • 2.5-mile loop along beautiful urban nature trails starting and ending at the Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park
  • Packed gravel trail for wheelchair/stroller accessibility (volunteer assistance available at a few uneven spots)
  • Fun, educational activities will be available along the path
  • Food trucks and beverages available for purchase after your hike
  • Due to the size of the event and its family-friendly nature, we encourage everyone to leave their four-legged friends at home. Thank you for your understanding!


Pricing August 27th through September 7th  at 5:00 pm
Adult Member ----- $30.00
Adult Non-Member ----- $35.00
Child Member (age 6 - 17) ----- $15.00
Child Non-member (age 6 - 17) ----- $20.00

Thank you to our sponsors!

The Urban Ecology Center fosters ecological understanding as inspiration for change, neighborhood by neighborhood.

Our Environmental Community Centers:

  • Provide outdoor science education for urban youth
  • Protect and use public natural areas, making them safe, accessible and vibrant
  • Preserve and enhance these natural areas and their surrounding waters
  • Promote community by offering resources that support learning, volunteerism, 
    stewardship, recreation and camaraderie
  • Practice and model environmentally responsible behaviors

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