Waukesha County

UPCOMING EVENTS
May
26

Eble Park 30th Anniversary

Eble Park and Ice Arena
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Jun
16

Parks Without Borders

Waukesha and Washington County Parks
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UPCOMING MEETINGS
May
21

Mental Health Advisory Committee

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Mental Health Advisory Committee

Where: Waukesha County Human Services Center - Room 029, 514 Riverview Ave., Waukesha WI

When: 05/21/2018 1:30 PM

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May
22

Public Works Committee

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Public Works Committee

Where: Waukesha County Administration Center - Room  155-159, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha WI

When: 05/22/2018 5:30 PM

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May
22

Finance Committee

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Finance Committee

Where: Waukesha County Administration Center - Room 130, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha WI

When: 05/22/2018 6:30 PM

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May
22

County Board

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County Board

Where: Waukesha County Courthouse - Room 350, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha WI

When: 05/22/2018 7:00 PM

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May
22

Proposed Ordinances and Resolutions

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Proposed Ordinances and Resolutions

Where: Waukesha County Courthouse - Room 350, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha WI

When: 05/22/2018 7:00 PM

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IN THE NEWS

Waukesha County Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) staff urge boaters and anglers to drain live wells, bait buckets, motors, and bilges before leaving a b...

Anglers Urged to Drain Livewells to Prevent Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species


Waukesha County Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) staff urge boaters and anglers to drain live wells, bait buckets, motors, and bilges before leaving a boat launch to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species and fish diseases between lakes, rivers and streams.

 

“Anglers are passionate about protecting their waters and are great spokespeople and teachers for Wisconsin’s Drain Campaign,” says Brad Steckart, the Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator for Washington and Waukesha Counties. “They know draining water from boats helps keep microscopic invasive species and diseases from moving between lakes and rivers.”

 

Volunteers from the Clean Boats, Clean Waters project will talk with boaters at launches around the state during the annual Drain Campaign from June 1-3. Many locations will also provide free icepacks to remind people that icing is the best way to keep fish fresh. “Ice is preferred by many anglers, since it stops bacterial growth and helps to protect the flavor of the catch,” added Steckart

 

The following steps are required by law to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species:

  • INSPECT boats, trailers and equipment for attached aquatic plants or animals.
  • REMOVE all attached aquatic plants and animals.
  • DRAIN all water from boats, vehicles, and equipment
  • NEVER MOVE plants or live fish away from a waterbody.
  • DISPOSE of unwanted bait in the trash
  • BUY minnows from a Wisconsin bait dealer.
  • Only use LEFTOVER minnows on the same body of water or on other waters if no lake/river water or other fish have been added to the container.

 

For more information, contact Brad Steckart, AIS Coordinator for Washington and Waukesha Counties at (262) 335-4806 or bradley.steckart@co.washington.wi.us. To learn more about Waukesha County’s invasive species program, visit: www.waukeshacounty.gov/ais or http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/invasives.


Today, Waukesha County officials are announcing more than twenty lives reported saved and hundreds trained in the first year since the county kicked o...

24 Lives Saved in First Year of Waukesha County's Plan to Fight Opioids Crisis


Today, Waukesha County officials are announcing more than twenty lives reported saved and hundreds trained in the first year since the county kicked off a four-tiered opioids overdose prevention plan. The announcement coincides with National Prevention Week, which includes education and training events across Waukesha County.

 

“In just one year, our work plan has helped mobilize members of the community to take the fight against opioids to the next level,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “This plan uses data to help deliver targeted education, training and outreach, and it’s showing results.”

 

Since Waukesha County kicked off its plan in May 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has:

  • Saved 24 lives, according to reports to HHS from individuals who had participated in the Opioid Overdose Education Trainings and received Naloxone kits
  • Conducted 162 Opioid Overdose Education Trainings for 1,998 people, and has distributed 1,851 Naloxone (brand name: Narcan) kits free of charge
  • Trained 378 police officers in 9 municipal police departments
  • Conducted 16 educational sessions for 979 people, without Naloxone distribution
  • Provided direct outreach to 145 individuals who have recently experienced an opioid overdose

 

About Waukesha County’s Plan to Fight the Opioids Crisis

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). The County’s plan trains 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

 

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.  

 

About the Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

HHS provides, purchases, and coordinates a wide range of high quality prevention, intervention, and protective services in response to public need and mandates. We are committed to making the best use of resources to promote health, self-sufficiency, and an improved quality of life.

 

For more information, go to www.waukeshacounty.gov/HHS, or follow us on Twitter at @WaukeshaCoHHS.


Waukesha County Parks beach swimming season will open with a staggered start beginning Friday, May 25. The Swim at Your Own Risk beaches will open fir...

Waukesha County Parks Announces Beach Season Open Dates


(Waukesha, WI) – Waukesha County Parks beach swimming season will open with a staggered start beginning Friday, May 25. The Swim at Your Own Risk beaches will open first and will be followed by lifeguard staffed beaches.

 

“Our beaches are a popular summer activity for both residents and visitors,” said County Executive Paul Farrow. “As the weather warms, we look forward to their openings!”

 

Waukesha County Parks Beach Schedule:

Swim at Your Own Risk (S.A.Y.O. R.) beaches open sunrise Friday, May 25:

  • Minooka Park, 1927 E. Sunset Drive, Waukesha – daily, sunrise to sunset
  • Mukwonago, Park, S100W31900 C.T.H. LO, Mukwonago – daily, sunrise to sunset

 

Lifeguard staffed beaches open 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2:

  • Fox Brook Park, 2925 N. Barker Road, Brookfield – daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Muskego Park, S83W20370 Janesville Road, Muskego – daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Naga-Waukee Park, 651 S.T.H 83, Hartland – daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Menomonee Lifeguard staffed beach opens 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16:

  • Menomonee Park, W220N7884 Townline Road, Menomonee Falls – daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The newly renovated beach house, restrooms, and shower facilities will also be open

 

About the Waukesha County Park System

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

 


As grilling season gets underway with the return of nice weather, Waukesha County reminds residents to 'Recycle Right’. Residents should not place pr...

Waukesha County Residents Asked to Keep Propane Cylinders Out of Recycling Containers


As grilling season gets underway with the return of nice weather, Waukesha County reminds residents to 'Recycle Right’.  Residents should not place propane cylinders, plastic bags, scrap metal, or other potentially hazardous items into their curbside recycling container.

 “Improper disposal of non-recyclable materials in their curbside containers can be dangerous. These items not only cause costly damage to the equipment, but also puts collection and recycling facility workers at serious risk,” said Rebecca Mattano, Recycling & Solid Waste Supervisor for Waukesha County. “Much of this work is done by hand, creating a hazardous situation for people who are providing service to us all.”

 Resident are encouraged to learn more about Waukesha County Recycling:

  • Acceptable Curbside Recycling Guide: www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling
  • Waukesha County Recycles Mobile App: The free app provides detailed information on what is recyclable curbside as well as what and how to recycle or safely dispose of other items in the community, where to take them, along with navigation to the selected location. Available for download on the App Store and Google Play Store

 For more information, visit our web site at www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling, call 262-896-8300 or follow @WaukCoRecycles on Twitter or like Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook.

 About the Department of Parks & Land Use

The Waukesha County Department of Parks & Land Use, working through a combination of collaboration, education and regulation is dedicated to fostering economic development, sound land use, and the protection, enhancement and enjoyment of the County’s natural resources and health of its citizens.


Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow invites the public to commemorate Eble Park’s 30th anniversary on Saturday, May 26 from 3-9 p.m. Eble Park is lo...

Waukesha County Executive to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Eble Park


Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow invites the public to commemorate Eble Park’s 30th anniversary on Saturday, May 26 from 3-9 p.m. Eble Park is located at 19400 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield.

 “Eble Park and Ice Arena are outstanding assets to Waukesha County and Waukesha County residents,” Farrow said. “I am excited to be part of this event to celebrate 30 years of excellence in the community.”

 County Executive Farrow will kick-off the celebration with honorary remarks, cake cutting, and a ceremonial first pour at 3 p.m. Anniversary festivities continue throughout the day with giveaways, entertainment, local mascots, kids area, live music, bags tournament, and more. The event coincides with the opening weekend of the Raised Grain Pop-Up Beer Garden.

 Schedule of Activities:

  • 3:00 pm               Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Opening Ceremony
                                 Free cake and hotdogs, while supplies last and ceremonial first pour
  • 3:30-5:00 pm       Town of Brookfield Fire Department, Waukesha County Sheriff's

Department K-9 Unit, Fairy Godmothers Entertainers, Local Mascots, Kids Area Activities, Master Gardeners Booth

  • 3:30 pm               Bags Tournament with Raised Grain Brewery
  • 4:00-6:00 pm       Brew City Bruisers Rollergirls Demo and Photo Booth
  • 5:00-8:30 pm       Live Music by Mike Maher
  • 5:00-9:00 pm       Bonfire

 About the Waukesha County Park System

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.