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    Today, Waukesha County officials are announcing a work plan to combat opioid overdose deaths in Wa...

    Waukesha County Kicks Off Plan to Fight Opioid Crisis


    Today, Waukesha County officials are announcing a work plan to combat opioid overdose deaths in Waukesha County. The plan will train first responders and other key community sectors using four main prevention and treatment strategies:

    • A county-wide environmental scan to identify risk and protective factors
    • Free community-level trainings on the administration of the opiate reversal agent Naloxone (Narcan) and distribute free kits containing Naloxone
    • Opiate overdose prevention education sessions in the county
    • County Crisis Worker outreach to users who have experienced an overdose
     

    Waukesha County will publicly kick off education and training components of the plan starting tomorrow in honor of National Prevention Week, including:

    at the WCTC Richard T. Anderson Education Center (800 Main St., Pewaukee)

    • May 21 at 4:00 pm – Free Naloxone trainings and kits will be available every 30 minutes at the 3rd Annual Jump for Archie
    • June 1 at 5:30 pm – The first in a series of monthly Naloxone administration trainings and kits will be at the Waukesha Alano Club. Subsequent trainings will take place the first Thursday of each month
    • August 31 –  A candlelight vigil will be held on International Overdose Awareness Day
     

    About the WI Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths Prevention Project

    Waukesha County’s plan is funded by the state’s participation in the Wisconsin Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths Prevention Project (WI-PDO), a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). More information about the WI-PDO grant is available at www.samhsa.gov.

     

    More training and event information is online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/overdoseprevention. Follow Waukesha County’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Twitter at @WaukeshaCoHHS.


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    (WAUKESHA, WI) – The Village of Mukwonago will host a special one-day collection of household hazardous waste o...

    Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event May 20, Closings Memorial Day Weekend


    (WAUKESHA, WI) – The Village of Mukwonago will host a special one-day collection of household hazardous waste open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, May 20 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  The collection will take place at the Village Public Works Garage at 630 Hwy NN.

    Old, unusable chemicals, pesticides, wood preservatives, solvents, oil-based paints, and mercury-containing products will be accepted.  Latex paint, non-hazardous cleaning materials, motor oil and oil filters will not be accepted.  Check with your municipal drop off site for motor oil and oil filter recycling.

    Waukesha County’s four permanent collection sites located in Muskego, Waukesha, Menomonee Falls, and Franklin will observe the Memorial Day holiday with closings Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29.

    Proof of residency is required at all locations at all times.  For more information, including a detailed list of acceptable household hazardous waste materials, visit waukeshacounty.gov/hazardouswaste or call 262-896-8300.


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    Waukesha County’s Department of Public Works, along with their construction management team, CORRE, Inc., will host...

    Public Information Meeting for Reconstruction Project on CTH YY (Pilgrim Rd) in the City of Brookfield


    Waukesha County’s Department of Public Works, along with their construction management team, CORRE, Inc., will host a public informational meeting for the County Highway (CTH) YY, Burleigh Road Intersection reconstruction project on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Safety Building Courtroom (2100 N. Calhoun Road in the City of Brookfield).

    The meeting will be an open-house format with no formal presentation. The public is encouraged to stop by anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Representatives from Waukesha County, the consultant team and the contractor will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.  Exhibits will be on display for viewing. The building is ADA accessible.  

    The County Highway (CTH) YY, Burleigh Road Intersection reconstruction project is scheduled to close CTH YY (Pilgrim Road) in the City of Brookfield at Burleigh Road for about ten weeks, beginning in mid-June. Remaining work will occur under traffic and reduced speeds. Project completion is expected in early October. 

    Construction information, updates and status are provided at www.correinc.com/Projects/yy


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    Waukesha County UW-Extension 4-H is hosting a 3-day STEM Camp for youth ages 5-8 to learn more about Science, Techn...

    Waukesha County UW-Extension Hosts 4-H STEM Camp June 19-21


    Waukesha County UW-Extension 4-H is hosting a 3-day STEM Camp for youth ages 5-8 to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

    STEM Camp will be held Monday, June 19 – Wednesday, June 21 from 8:45 am – 11:30 am each day at the Mukwonago Food Pantry – Resource Center (225 Eagle Lake Avenue, Mukwonago). Three days of experiments include:
     

    Day 1 – June 19:  Physics

                   Pipe Cleaner Tower
                   Balloon Race Cars

     

    Day 2 – June 20: Space Travel

                  Rockets to the Rescue

                  Playing with Planets

     

    Day 3 – June 21: Chemistry

                  Elephants Toothpaste

                  Flying Film Canisters

                  Slime

    Register at uwex.maxgalaxy.net/Home.aspx by Monday, June 5. Registration is $15 per person


    How to Volunteer With 4-H Youth

    If you are interested in sharing your knowledge, passion, or just want to work with young people to help them develop their leadership skills, contact Cindy Sarkady, 4-H Youth Development Educator at 262-548-7784 or cindy.sarkady@ces.uwex.edu.

     

    About Waukesha County UW-Extension

    Learn more about Waukesha County UW-Extension at https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/uwex/, find us on Facebook at http://www.waukeshacounty.gov/UWEx/Connect/.

     

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    Waukesha County Trunk Highway (CTH) P (Sawyer Road) will be closed at the Bark River bridge in the Village of Su...

    County Trunk Highway P (Sawyer Rd) to Close at Bark River Bridge May 1st


    Waukesha County Trunk Highway (CTH) P (Sawyer Road) will be closed at the Bark River bridge in the Village of Summit beginning on Monday, May 1, 2017.  The road closure is expected to last 4-6 weeks A detour will be posted that follows State Truck Highway (STH) 18 west to STH 67 north to CTH DR east.

     The closure is to complete roadway construction at a bridge replacement project that started in 2016. This work follows utility relocation that was completed during the winter months. The construction project is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). 

     About the Waukesha County Department of Public Works

    The Waukesha County Department of Public Works (DPW) is committed to providing the foundations of success for the citizens and businesses of Waukesha County by constructing and maintaining quality transportation and building infrastructure. More information about the Department and its Divisions is available at www.waukeshacounty.gov/DPW.

     Follow Waukesha County DPW on Twitter at twitter.com/WaukeshaCoDPW.


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