Tuesday, September 16, 2008

UW-M Engineering School Site Would Sprawl Across Rare Butterfly Zone

If UW-M is looking for bad PR for planning to site its new Engineering School on the County Grounds - - aside from fact that students and faculty would be driving repeatedly across town from the main UW-M campus on the East side to get to there - - it's surely found it:

The campus would erase a rare Monarch butterfly site.

The Monarch Trail there is a migratory stop on the butterflies' annual North American flight.

This is yet another argument against the Wauwatosa site: the downtown is more accessible, has more amenities and takes advantage of already-built infrastructure, housing and commercial outlets.

UW-M really needs to get over its love affair with the County Grounds site.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the article. I really need to pick the torch back up!

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Save the butterflies!