Walnut Way Conservation Corporation

Milwaukee

Walnut Way Conservation Corporation is a resident-led neighborhood organization in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood. Walnut Way is committed to sustaining an economically diverse community through civic engagement, environmental stewardship, and creating venues for prosperity. Founded by neighborhood residents in 2000, Walnut Way challenges the cycle of poverty by engaging, educating, and employing community members to take leadership roles in comprehensive revitalization strategies. Through the PRC partnership, Walnut Way is working in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood to install a combination of green infrastructure and solar projects. In a continued effort to poise Walnut Way as a national leader in advancing people of color in the solar industry, Walnut Way is incorporating a job training and shadowing program into their solar work. Walnut Way has been successful in engaging Lindsay Heights’ residents. This past month, Alice’s Garden, a PRC construction site, hosted a community build day to construct a large cistern which will be connected to an irrigation system for the garden. Around 130 community members participated in the event. At Walnut Way’s Harvest Day community event in September, Walnut Way received the EcoDistrict neighborhood designation from the City of Milwaukee for their work in Lindsay Heights. Learn more at walnutway.org, and follow them at @walnut_way.