Water Story MKE is a Reflo project in collaboration with Ex Fabula and supported by Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust and in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. *Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Creative Lead & Project Manager

Michael Timm


Tia Richardson

Story Consultants

Megan McGee

Tia Richardson

Advisory Committee

Jerome Flogel

Carly Hegarty

Justin Hegarty

Sean Kiebzak

Megan McGee

Cheryl Nenn

Denice Niebuhr

Lindsay Olson

Tia Richardson

Video Editing

Michael Timm

Storytellers & Interviewees

Melanie Ariens

Susannah Bartlow

Eric Gietzen

Russ Klisch

Sen. Chris Larson

Bonnee Beth Lugauer

Sandra McLellan

Margaret Noodin

Theera Ratarasarn

Rima Shah

Greg Stamatelakys

Heavanor Williams

Cooperative Partners

30th Street Industrial Corridor

Arts @ Large

City of Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office

Ex Fabula

Lakefront Brewery

Milwaukee Community Sailing Center

Milwaukee County Historical Society

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Milwaukee Riverkeeper

Milwaukee Water Commons

River Revitalization Foundation

Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust

UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences

Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin Humanities Council

special thanks

Amitim - JCC Global

Aaron Asis

Keari Bell-Gawne

Bradford Beach Lifeguards

Field Day Lab

David Gagnon


Owen Gottlieb

Christopher Holden

Jennifer Killham

Ross Kroeger

Jim Mathews

Mary Miss

Terri Nelson

Janee Pederson

Matthew Prigge

Barbara Richards

Riveredge Nature Center

Laree Savlan

Julie Sykes

Murali Vedula