At Outpost, we envision an ideal world where our community has access to organically and locally produced goods, is educated about choices that impact the environment and supports a locally-based economy.
Outpost Community Partners is one way we strive to achieve this vision.
Every year four locally-based non-profit organizations are given the opportunity to partner with Outpost in order to build greater community awareness of the group and also raise much needed funds. Each organization will receive a $3000 donation from Outpost, one-fourth of the earned interest from Outpost’s Co-op Community Fund and opportunities to partner with Outpost on additional fundraising events.
Outpost is looking for Community Partners for 2016!
We’re in search of four locally-based non-profit organizations to partner with that focus their efforts on:
- Improving food security
- Protecting and maintaining the natural environment
- Or building a vibrant local economy
If you feel your organization is a good fit, please download an application here. Don’t delay! All applications must be received by August 1, 2015.
Summer 2015: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
In an Ideal World..."Individuals would have a deep connection with nature. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center provides a sanctuary for exploration and education that cultivates that relationship."
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Meet representatives from Schlitz Audubon Nature Center and a feathered friend!
Outpost is excited to welcome a Raptor Educator and live bird from Schlitz Audubon Nature Center’s Raptor Program which features native Wisconsin birds of prey. This interactive educational experience will highlight information about the visiting bird’s unique skills and adaptations.
At the Bay View Outpost:
Saturday, July 11
10am – Noon
At the Mequon Outpost:
Saturday, July 18
10am – Noon
Summer Splash – A celebration of summer at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
1111 E. Brown Deer Road
Sunday, July 19
12:00 – 6:00pm
Partake in the short-sleeved season by splashing around in Lake Michigan, canoeing and ponding, listening to three musical guests, arts and crafts on the beach, guided nature hikes, horse-drawn wagon rides, local food purveyors and more!
Stop by the Outpost table for fun free giveaways!
All Schlitz Audubon Members $5
Adult $10 | Youth $5
For more information click HERE
Summer Twilight Hikes – Free for Outpost Owners in August
Thursdays in August | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Take part in a special naturalist-guided evening hike through Schlitz Audubon’s forest, wetlands, and prairies.
Show your Outpost Owner card to participate in a complimentary hike.
Space is limited; please pre-register at (414) 352-2880
1111 East Brown Deer Road
Outpost's 2015 Community Partners
Winter: Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative www.mkehomelessvets.org
Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative is the only veterans’ organization in the state of Wisconsin that provides home support and food programs to homeless and at-risk veterans. Its unique on-the-street outreach efforts help vets reach and maintain their highest level of independence.
Spring: Wellspring www.wellspringinc.org
Wellspring is an education and retreat center, as well as a certified organic farm and CSA. Their successful Farm to School program aims to improve the health of children and their communities while supporting local farmers through elementary school classroom instruction and partnerships with local grocery stores.
Summer: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center www.schlitzaudubon.org
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center provides critical environmental science education to 27,000 school students and 145,000 visitors annually. In addition to their education programs, they have a cutting edge land stewardship program that is working to restore their 185 acre preserve back to what it was in pre-settlement times.
Fall: Progressive Community Health Centers www.progressivechc.org
Progressive Community Health Centers provide affordable medical and dental care to primarily low income, underserved populations in Milwaukee. They serve roughly 7,000 patients annually at their two clinics through a holistic approach to health and wellness. With the addition of their newest location, expanded programming will now include nutritional cooking demonstrations, exercise classes and chronic disease support groups.
2014 Community Partners
2013 Community Partners