Winter in 2014: re-introducing the MilwaukeeSnow page

I wanted to welcome readers back, to the 4th winter of my project to increase appreciation of what winter has to offer in Milwaukee and Wisconsin! We are approaching a period of bitter cold, when patience with winter may be difficult to find… but I hope you will keep looking for positives to appreciate. Unlike some of the past few winters, this time we have received cold and snowy weather early on in the season, and some of that should stick around a while for us to check out later!

This started off as a Facebook page designed to share my enthusiasm for winter:

During the 2nd year, I expanded the project, with a new title: Milwaukee’s Ambassador of Snow!

It has continued since then, on a somewhat smaller scale, as a means to share my thoughts, and interesting links. I also have expanded my area of interest, covering material from throughout Wisconsin.


This year, I have found that the Snow Addiction page is doing a strong job of covering general material, so I am going to cut back on that some to focus more on local stuff. You can follow them at ; and on Facebook, where they’ve posted links to a lot of nice photos.

I want to plug a new book that should be of particular interest to my readers: Jerry Apps’ 2013 book about winters in rural Wisconsin:


Check the ‘about’ section for more on this project. For examples of my favorite posts, and my ‘statements of purpose,’ see

I also want to ask for your input. Feel free to share links to others’ blog posts or articles that celebrate Wisconsin nature and other winter highlights. In particular – if you wrote something, let me know! (I would also be interested in having guest posts, if people have things they would like to share.)

In the comments section here, on Facebook, or elsewhere, I would be happy to hear: what are favorite spots everyone should know? What are examples of out of way magic moments you have encountered, which remind us to look to see what our areas have to offer?

Keep looking on the snowy side, stay safe, and happy winter!

About MilwaukeeSnow

Dr. Jeffrey Filipiak, Milwaukee's Ambassador of Snow, loves winter, Milwaukee, and environmental history! He has taught college courses on topics including history, writing, environmental ethics, food studies, the Great Lakes, and sustainability. You can contact him at
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