Environmental Initiatives

Doing better for the community, doing better for the environment.

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Clean Up Green Up

Clean Up Green Up is an annual event that encourages individuals and local businesses to take a greater interest in their local environment by cleaning litter from Greenfield's parks, water ways and public spaces. 

Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure is a nature-based approach that uses a combination of engineering and nature’s own systems to address environmental challenges like erosion, flooding, and air and water pollution.  Greenfield's Green Infrastructure initiatives include the installation of rain gardens, swales, bio-retention ponds and the planting of strormwater trees.

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Greenfield Pollinator Protection Committee

The Greenfield Pollinator Protection Committee’s mission is to promote the health of all pollinators, through local policy changes, conservation efforts and public education.  The committee welcomes anyone who lives, works or plays in the community to become a member. Find out more about Greenfield's pollinator habitat, eBird Hotspots, Seed Library and other programming.


Greenfield's Forestry Program

The City of Greenfield's urban forest is a valuable segment of the community's infrastructure and ecosystem.  A healthy, sustained, urban forest that is carefully managed and cared for contributes significantly to the economic and environmental wellbeing of the community.  Learn about our urban forest, Tree Commission, Arbor Day Celebrations and more.

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Honey Creek Stream Restoration Project

In 2022, the City of Greenfield breaks ground on a project along the Honey Creek that will reduce flooding, enhance plant and animal habitat, improve water quality, and provide new passive recreational opportunities for park users.  The project is located within Greenfield’s Konkel Park.


The Powerline Trail Project

The Powerline Trail is the first section of the Route of the Badger to be constructed. It is a major new east-west shared-use path that provides significant recreation and transportation opportunity to the public. The trail allows users to walk, run and bike for exercise and transportation, and connects them to places they want to go, including homes, businesses, workplaces, parks and the existing Milwaukee County Oak Leaf Trail system.  Construction begins spring of 2022.

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