Wednesday, December 28, 2016

MI blog salutes Sixteenth Street Milwaukee staffer

Gary Wilson at the Great Lakes Echo blog posts a shout-out to Milwaukee's invaluable Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers, and to staffer Nadia Bogue. 

Pretty cool.

The Flint water crisis has taught us many lessons and one jumps off the page: the direct connection between a healthy environment and the health of the community.
That’s true in Milwaukee where Nadia Bogue says, “there’s a constant thread through everything connecting people to our water.”
Bogue is a Sustainable Development Manager at Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers and her work for six years has focused on connecting the community to theKinnickinnic River.
The “KK,” as the locals call it, flows through Milwaukee’s densely populated and urbanized watershed where it impacts a diverse and heavily Hispanic population.
“It is really important for us to communicate what the project is, what the goals are and how residents can be involved in decision making in both the short and the long term” Bogue says.  It’s a point that needs to be made in Spanish and English.

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