Waukesha County

UPCOMING EVENTS
Sep
27

Pop-Up Beer Garden

Menomonee Park
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Sep
28

Pop-Up Beer Garden

Menomonee Park
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Oct
2

Coffee with a Cop

The Crossings Restaurant, N20W22951 Watertown Road, Waukesha, WI 53186
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Oct
13

WILEORC 9 Pin Tap

Sunset Bowl, 333 W. Sunset Drive, Waukesha, WI 53189
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UPCOMING MEETINGS
Sep
24

County Board

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County Board

Where: Waukesha County Courthouse 515 West Moreland Road - Room 350 - Waukesha WI

When: 09/24/2019 7:00 PM

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Sep
25

Criminal Justice Collaborating Council

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Criminal Justice Collaborating Council

Where: Waukesha County Administration Building 515 West Moreland Blvd. Room A255, Waukesha, WI

When: 09/25/2019 8:30 AM

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Sep
25

County Board

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County Board

Where: Waukesha County Expo Center Arena Building, 1000 Northview Road, Door 2, Waukesha, WI  53188

When: 09/25/2019 6:00 PM

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Sep
25

Finance Committee

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Finance Committee

Where: Waukesha County Expo Center Arena Building, 1000 Northview Road, Door 2, Waukesha, WI 53188

When: 09/25/2019 6:00 PM

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Sep
25

Land Use, Parks, and Environment Committee

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Land Use, Parks, and Environment Committee

Where: Waukesha County Expo Center Arena Building, 1000 Northview Road, Door 2, Waukesha, WI 53188

When: 09/25/2019 6:00 PM

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IN THE NEWS

In a continued effort to reduce the deer population in Nashotah Park, Waukesha County will open a limited archery hunt for the third year within the p...

Waukesha County Parks Announces Special Archery Hunt in Nashotah Park for Deer Herd Control


In a continued effort to reduce the deer population in Nashotah Park, Waukesha County will open a limited archery hunt for the third year within the park to hunters that are licensed and have deer harvest authorization (formerly known as deer tags)through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The special archery hunt will take place from November 27 through December 17, 2019 in Nashotah Park, located at W330 N5113 County Highway C.

 

Deer browse assessments, conducted by the Wisconsin DNR staff and Waukesha County staff, have demonstrated that an overabundant deer population is preventing native plants and seedlings from regenerating in the park. The hunt will also assist in controlling the deer herd to allow for an adequate food source to sustain their population, and increase habitat for other wildlife in the park.

 

The park will remain open for all non-hunting recreational use during the special hunt. Hunting will not be allowed near the picnic shelters, maintenance buildings, or dog exercise areas. Hunters must remain in the designated hunting areas and follow the Wisconsin DNR archery hunting rules and regulations.Signs will be posted at all entrances to the park to notify patrons and blaze orange vests made available to visitors. 

 

To aid Waukesha County in tracking the success of deer management at Nashotah Park, hunters are encouraged to report their successful harvest information by email at parks@waukeshacounty.gov or online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/WaukeshaCountyPLUDeerHunt2019. Additional information about the archery hunt in Nashotah Park and other Waukesha County hunting lands can be found online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/hunting.

 

Free Deer Ecology and Management Seminar

Waukesha County invites all interested parties to attend a free deer ecology and management seminar with staff from the Wisconsin DNR and Waukesha County Parkson October 24, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at Retzer Nature Center, located at S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha. Attendees are required to register online for this free program by Tuesday, October 22.

 

About the Waukesha County Park System

The Waukesha County Park System is a natural resource based park system that demonstrates stewardship while providing recreational and educational opportunities. For more information, visit our web site at www.waukeshacountyparks.com or follow @WaukeshaCoParks on Twitter or like us on Facebook.


The public is invited to tour the City of Milwaukee/Waukesha County Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) as a part of the annual Doors Open Milwaukee eve...

Recycling Facility Open for "Doors Open Milwaukee"


The public is invited to tour the City of Milwaukee/Waukesha County Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) as a part of the annual Doors Open Milwaukee event, which will take place on Saturday, September 28 at 1401 W. Mt. Vernon Ave., Milwaukee.

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn how their recyclable materials get a second life, as they arrive from curbside containers. Visitors can drop in from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to learn about what materials can be recycled, watch a video of the workers and state-of-the-art machinery sorting materials, handle products made from recyclables, and learn how our actions matter.

For those interested in a more in-depth visit, there are limited ticketed tours also available. Tours last 30 -45 minutes and are best for adults and students 5th grade and above. Limited tickets are still available for the free in-depth 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. tours.. Tickets will be available online starting Tuesday, September 17 at 9 a.m. at www.doorsopenmilwaukee.org on a first come, first served basis. The equipment will not be operating, but visitors are required to wear thick soled, closed-toe shoes to tour.

About the MRF

The Materials Recovery Facility began operating a single sort in March of 2015 which is now sorting and processing recyclables from approximately 300,000 households served by single sort recycling programs in the 27 participating Waukesha County communities and the City of Milwaukee. The MRF is designed to process 35 tons of recyclables per hour, or 60,000 tons of recyclables per year.

Waukesha County Recycles

For more information about recycling in Waukesha County, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling, call 262-896-8300 or download the free Waukesha County Recycles mobile app in Google Play and Apple App Stores.  Like Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!


The Village of Mukwonago will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on ...

Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event


The Village of Mukwonago will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, September 14 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at 630 East Veterans Way.

State law bans electronics and appliances from landfills and incinerators due to the valuable materials that can be recycled and reused, including precious metals like gold and copper.  Many devices also contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium and chemical flame retardants that need to be disposed of properly.  This collection assists residents to comply with State law and provides options for responsible recycling.

Items collected for a fee include TVs under 32” (flat screen and CRTs/ tube) will be $30 each. Tube TVs larger than 32” and projection style TVs will be $70. Cathode Ray Tube computer monitors will be $10 each, and paper for secure shredding will be $5 each banker box. Fees can be paid with cash. Additional items will be collected at no fee including computers, laptops, flat screen computer monitors, scanners, DVD players, VCRs, stereos, cell phones, telephones, home goods, pre-shredded paper, and appliances including air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, microwaves, watercoolers, freezers, water heaters, washer/dryers, stoves, ovens/ranges, and dishwashers. No broken or de-manufactured television or computer units will be accepted. State law bans electronics and appliances from landfills and incinerators.

These collection events are for household electronics and appliances only.  Businesses are required by Wisconsin law to recycle and there are several options to contract for these services listed on our website, https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/recyclingor call 262-896-8300.

For a list of additional local businesses that accept TVs for recycling (for a fee) please visit our website https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/landandparks/recycling/electronics/televisions/. The final 2019 collection event will be on Saturday, November 9 at the Goodwill Donation Center in Pewaukee located at 601 Ryan Street, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit our website www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling or call 262-896-8300.


The Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s 33rd Annual Apple Harvest Festival returns to celebrate Waukesha’s beautiful autumn season on Saturday, Septembe...

Annual Apple Harvest Festival Returns to Retzer Nature Center with New Collaborations September 21


The Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s 33rd Annual Apple Harvest Festival returns to celebrate Waukesha’s beautiful autumn season on Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Retzer Nature Center, located at S14W28167 Madison Street in Waukesha. The festival features an apple market and a variety of apple foods along with family-friendly fun throughout the grounds. The event offers something for everyone including arts and crafts vendors, food and drink at the beer garden, live music, entertainers, and scores of activities thanks to local partners.

 

“I’m thrilled to have great local businesses and organizations join this festival to celebrate the season with our community,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “These partnerships help support all the fun activities, food, drink, and homemade apple desserts that visitors come to enjoy. I can’t thank them enough for their collaboration.”

 

The Apple Market will have over 30 apple varieties and fresh apple cider from Brightonwoods Orchard and Patterson Orchards. Waukesha County Technical College’s Baking and Pastry Management students will be baking homemade apple pies and apple crisp using Retzer’s original recipes to be sold in the Dessert Room. Also for sale will be apple cider ice cream floats and caramel apples made from granny smith apples donated by Roundy’s Distribution Center and decorated with items from Meijer. The Delafield Brewhaus will be serving an assortment of food and beverages, including ‘Retzer Apple Ale’, in the Beer Garden.

 

The popular Children’s Area has been revamped and now includes many free activities for families. A mixture of interactive games and crafts will be available for all ages from local businesses and organizations. The popular Passport Expedition will be returning to engage visitors with nature and a new Toddler Zone will give the youngest guests a place to play. The Friends of Retzer Nature Center are sponsoring the free horse-drawn wagon rides, stories at the John and Florence Retzer Reading Corner, and the always delightful Scarecrow Lane.

 

Waukesha Reads will be highlighting Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren, as the 2019 ‘National Endowment for the Arts Big Read’ title with a free book giveaway during the event! Live entertainment includes folk music from Apple Jam Mt. Dulcimer Band, historical impersonators depicting Johnny Appleseed and Caroline Ingalls, and the whimsical Fairy Godmothers.

 

In addition to the apple items and activities, visitors can shop 40 arts and crafts vendors and bid on items at the Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Silent Auction. Tickets will also be available for the Horwitz – DeRemer Planetarium show all about the Sun.

 

Admission is $10 per car, cash only. Friends of Retzer Nature Center members receive free admission.

For more information about becoming a Friends member, visit: www.friendsofretzer.org. For details on the festival call Retzer Nature Center (262) 896-8007, or visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/appleharvestfestival.

 

Full event schedule available below.

 

The Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Apple Harvest Festival Schedule of Events

Event/Activity

Time

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Apple Market and Apple Cider Sales

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Shop apple varieties and fresh apple cider. *While supplies last

Dessert Room: Apple Pies, Apple Crisps, Caramel Apples, and Apple Cider Floats

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Single slice or whole desserts available.

*While supplies last

Art & Craft Fair

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Shop 40 vendors demonstrating and selling. Paintings, woodworking, soaps, jewelry, photos, textiles, and more!

Waukesha Reads Book Giveaway

 

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Get your copy of Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren. Then experience hikes around Retzer from our own “Lab Girls”.

*While supplies last

Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s

Silent Auction

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Benefiting Friends of Retzer Nature Center. Bid on unique items.

Delafield Brewhaus Beer Garden

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Family-friendly food, snacks, and beverages. Beer for ages 21+.

Live Folk Music at the Beer Garden

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Performances by Apple Jam Mt. Dulcimer Band at the Beer Garden.

Entertainers: Johnny Appleseed, Caroline Ingalls and

The Fairy Godmothers

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Be entertained and learn about the history of apples, life on the prairie, and discover a little magic from the fairies.

Horwitz – DeRemer

Planetarium Shows

 

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

*Show runs every 30 min.

Planetarium Show: The Sun, Our Living Star – Discover the secrets of our and see never-before-seen images of the sun’s violent surface. $2.00/person.

Scarecrow Lane

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Stroll the paved walkway and view the Scarecrows while enjoying the outdoors.

Children’s Area – Free!

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Play games, make crafts, and learn with local businesses and organizations!

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides – Free!

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ride the wagon throughout the grounds of Retzer Nature Center.

Toddler Zone – Free!

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Play geared towards the younger ones!

John and Florence Retzer

Reading Corner – Free!

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Fun kids’ stories read by local celebrities and volunteers.

Passport Expedition – Free!

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Explore nature with this fun guide. Begin at the John and Florence Retzer Reading Corner.


The month of September has been designated by the Wisconsin Court System as a time to recognize the importance of jurors to the American justice syste...

September is Juror Appreciation Month


The month of September has been designated by the Wisconsin Court System as a time to recognize the importance of jurors to the American justice system. Co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Court System and the State Bar of Wisconsin, the judges, clerks and attorneys who work in the system year-round have created this opportunity to acknowledge the participation of the almost 200,000 individuals who are summoned to serve in Wisconsin each year - people who have set aside their work and personal lives to ensure that this cornerstone of American justice perseveres. Whether a juror serves in September or on another date, this is the legal system's chance to call attention to every prospective and sworn jurors contribution and to say "thank you!"

To show our appreciation, a banner will be displayed in the lobby of the courthouse and court staff will wear "We Appreciate Jurors" pins throughout the month. Jurors who appear for service will be offered an assortment of fruit and sweet treats. Jurors will also be given a token of appreciation, and be allowed to choose from beverage koozies or magnetic chip clips. Each item features the image of Wisconsin's Lady Justice and the slogan: "Jurors Serve Justice; Justice Serves Us All."