As part of its ongoing Love Your Parks series of collaborations, Milwaukee County Parks is teaming with Stone Creek Coffee on a special Love Your Parks coffee that will help raise funds for the park.
The Love Your Parks coffee is a blend of two Farm to Cup coffees from Burundi and Brazil, which together are sweet, with dried fruit, citrus and cream flavors.
For every half pound of the limited edition Love Your Parks coffee sold, Stone Creek Coffee will donate $2 to the Milwaukee Parks Foundation.
The coffee is available at all Stone Creek Coffee locations and online until Aug. 26.
"We know how important parks and trails are to so many small businesses in Milwaukee, so it's no surprise that local businesses are stepping up to support parks at a time when they need it the most," said Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley.
"These collaborations are a great way for people to support a local business, and give back to your parks, at the same time."
In addition, Stone Creek Coffee and Milwaukee County Parks are partnering with the parks system for its Brew Hero micro-volunteering program through which volunteers who help clean up the parks and trails can earn goodies from Stone Creek for helping to clean up trash in their local park or trails.
Details on how to sign up as a Brew Hero and on the Love Your Parks campaign are at loveyourparksmke.com.
"Stone Creek Coffee was founded on the belief that we have an obligation to those around us. As a company we desire to have a positive impact on our communities," said Drew Pond, Stone Creek's director of retail and operations.
"We can do that by partnering to raise awareness and support for community needs and change initiatives. We are very excited to partner with Milwaukee County Parks to release this special coffee and to help tell their story."
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.