Green Day in the Bay 2017


The Civic Foundation will be hosting the 10th Annual Green Day in the Bay on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 9–12pm at Cahill Park.  The event will include a community clean-up and an ECO Fair. The ECO Fair will have many interactive vendor activities for adults and children to experience. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Like 2016, the Village of Whitefish Bay and Dominican High School have paired host the collection of recycled items in the west parking lot at Dominican High School.   The drop-off for recycled items is *not* at Cahill Park.  Click for details @

Community Clean-Up 9–10am
From 9-10am there will be an organized community wide clean-up. We need your help to beautify Whitefish Bay! We are looking for volunteers and families to form “Green Teams” to pick-up trash in our streets, parks and beaches. Prior to Green Day, you will receive a map of your team’s designated area to clean-up. Please bring you own work gloves and garbage bag(s). To sign up to volunteer, please email your name and/or your team name to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Eco Fair 9–12pm

There will be an ECO Fair at Cahill Park that everyone is welcome to attend. The ECO Fair will feature exhibitors :

  • Schlitz Audubon
  • Water Commons – water cycle demonstration
  • Bees Wax Demonstration & Bee Hive Exhibit
  • Monarch Butterflies
  • Whitefish Bay Farmers Market
  • Whitefish Bay Community Garden
  • Whitefish Bay Garden Club
  • Whitefish Bay Middle School Green Team
  • Cumberland Student Council Green Team
  • ACE Hardware
  • Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library – they will be accepting used books
  • The Green Team of Wisconsin
  • WFB Garden Club is celebrating International Migratory Bird Day by creating and handing out bird nesting bags
  • Cumberland Student Council will lead hands on tutorials on making seed tape and composting
  • MMSD - Green Summer project in WFB this summer
  • Richards PTO will distribute plants (already purchased) but also sell some on site
  • North Shore Health Department
  • Wild Ones
  • Victory Garden
  • doTERRA Essential oils
  • Music by "Pickin up Speed"

Thank you to our Sponsors

This event would not be possible without the support of our gracious business sponsorships. We would like to give a special thank you to TBD.


Now in its 10th year, Green Day in the Bay was started by local residents Gwen Koscinski, Julie Erickson, and Bob Kuesel who were interested in celebrating green and healthy activities in the village. Complimentary to Earth Day, (Earth Day’s history originates in Wisconsin as well – founded by the United States Senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson in 1970), Green Day in the Bay provides a forum for Whitefish Bay residents to explore the three "R’s" of environmental awareness: reducing, reusing, and recycling.

Known for its beautiful lakefront setting, Whitefish Bay benefits from parks, beaches, and green spaces with stunning water views. But residents realize that with that privilege comes some responsibility as well. Green Day in the Bay serves as a conscious reminder that what we do in our community affects one of the world’s largest freshwater resources, Lake Michigan. 

In addition to the clean up and weed out efforts on Green Day in the Bay, family teams volunteer for weekly beach clean-ups throughout the summer season when the beaches are most used. Whitefish Bay residents are stewards of the lake, and exhibitors at Green Day in the Bay offer information on green and healthy living not only in the village, but also connect us with our Great Lake to the east and our world community.