Milwaukee is home to a world class park system, and its reputation for accessible, sprawling parks is known across the country. But as budgets shrink, the County relies on community groups to help care for the parks.
That's where groups like Lake Park Friends comes in.
As one of the oldest "Friends" groups in Milwaukee, its memebrs help clean up trash, weed out invasive plant species, and raise funds for improvement projects.
Click the podcast player to tag along with some young volunteers — hear their words for would-be litterbugs.