Get Involved with DEH

Yoga in the Park

Family friendly fun

Join your neighbors for an 8 week yoga in the park series! Every Saturday in August and September from 9:30 - 10:30 AM in Pulaski Park.

Don't have a yoga mat? Not a problem --- we have more than enough to share.

Volunteer Opportunities

Join the Department of Environmental Health in exploring and engaging with Milwaukee's south side through the following volunteer opportunities:

Habitat Restoration

Group opportunities available in May, June, July, September and October. Join us for a couple of hours outside weeding out invasive species from local parks.

Neighborhood Cleanups

Opportunities available in April and October. Help keep trash out of streets and rivers by volunteering at a local cleanup.

Environmental Education

Support staff in spring and fall programs at local elementary schools and summer family workshops. Participate in field trips like biking the KK RiverTrail and canoeing on the KK River.

Outreach and Canvassing

Support staff throughout the year to get the word out about our many fun family and youth-centered programs. Knock on doors and table at watershed-wide events.

Interested in Volunteering with us?

See our volunteer opportunities above and send us a message with the options that appeal to you! We're happy to connect you to current opportunities or keep you in the loop all year long.

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Contact Us

The Department of Environmental Health is located in Sixteenth Street's Greenfield Building at 1337 S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53204


Jamie Ferschinger  DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH  414-897-5598



Carmen Reinmund  LEAD OUTREACH PROGRAM COORDINATOR  414-897-5592

Selina Ornelas  LEAD PROGRAM ASSISTANT  414-897-5594

Jesus Juache  LEAD OUTREACH WORKER  414-897-5593

Maria Coriano  LEAD OUTREACH WORKER  414-897-5619

Marisol Madrigal  PUBLIC ALLY



Elizabeth DeLeon  ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH EDUCATOR  414-897-5622





Regina Steiber  LINCOLN AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  414-902-9734

Francisco Sanchez  SOUTH DIVISION HIGH SCHOOL  414-902-8454

Ludys Ebratt  ZABLOCKI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  414-294-2306

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The KK River Neighbors in Action (KKRNIA) is a grassroots community group that brings neighbors together to tackle and advocate for projects that will improve the quality of life and transform the built and natural environment within the Kinnickinnic River neighborhood.

Meetings: Second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM in the Pulaski Park Pavilion
2677 S. 16th Street

Health Equity Summit:
Empower a Healthier Milwaukee



We’ve made the difficult decision to cancel our rescheduled 2020 Health Equity Summit; Empower a Healthier Milwaukee due to COVID-19 related precautions and restrictions around large gatherings. We appreciate your interest and are disappointed that it will not take place as planned.
We will be holding a Health Equity Summit in the spring of 2021 that will include the previously planned conversation on empowerment along with other dynamic topics under the broader umbrella of health equity innovation. Although we plan to hold the 2021 Summit in person, we acknowledge the significant uncertainties we face and are prepared to adapt quickly if needed.


Greenfield Building
Lower Level
1337 S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Director of Environmental Health
Jamie Ferschinger



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