Urban Ecology Center makes $2.4 million purchase of property along river

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Urban Ecology Center has outbid several housing developers to buy a large site along the Milwaukee River.

They closed this month on a $2.4 million purchase of the property.

The four-and-a-half acre site was a recycling facility on East Park Place.

The Urban Ecology Center mounted a quiet fundraiser, raising the money needed to buy the land.

They say the site is central to its goal of preserving the Milwaukee River Corridor and holding classes on the land.

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