The Milwaukee County Grounds – Island of Hope
Imagine parkland large enough to lose yourself in; a park with diverse topography, plants and animals; imagine a variety of public and private interests who collaborate on park stewardship. Now imagine that this park is in the middle of the most densely populated region in Wisconsin. Welcome to the Milwaukee County Grounds.
The Milwaukee County Grounds: Island of Hope, explores the landscape with beautiful photographs and highlights ongoing issues in an effort to preserve and enhance this remarkable place. The book features a Foreword by Nancy Aten, award-winning principle of Landscapes of Place, LLC. It celebrates the land in all of its diversity and provides a vision for its future.
About Eddee Daniel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author)
Eddee Daniel is a Milwaukee-based photographer and writer. His work explores the intersection of nature and human culture. A graduate of U.W.—Madison and UWM, he brings to his current practice over 30 years of experience teaching art and writing about nature.
Eddee serves on the boards of Preserve Our Parks and the Friends of the Hank Aaron State Trail. He writes a column for Milwaukee Magazine called Urban Wilderness. He lives in Wauwatosa next to the Menomonee River, the subject of his first book, Urban Wilderness: Exploring a Metropolitan Watershed, which is a tribute to an urban river in the spirit of Aldo Leopold.
In recent years, self-published art and photo books have become a focus of Eddee’s practice. A thorough listing of books are available on his website: www.eddeedaniel.com