Waukesha County

UPCOMING EVENTS
Nov
2

Friends of Retzer Nature Center's Annual Science Fest

Retzer Nature Center
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UPCOMING MEETINGS
Oct
23

Coordinated Service Team (CST)

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Coordinated Service Team (CST)

Where: Waukesha County Health & Human Services Center 514 Riverview Ave - Room 114, Waukesha, WI

When: 10/23/2019 12:00 PM

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Oct
23

Bridges Library System

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Bridges Library System

Where: Watertown Public Library, 100 South Water Street, Watertown, WI  53094

When: 10/23/2019 6:00 PM

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Oct
24

Criminal Justice Collaborating Council Case Processing Committee

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Criminal Justice Collaborating Council Case Processing Committee

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

When: 10/24/2019 7:30 AM

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IN THE NEWS

A special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident will be held on Saturday, November 9 from 9:...

Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event


A special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident will be held on Saturday, November 9 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at the Goodwill Donation Center located at 601 Ryan Street in Pewaukee.

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 the County’s website, https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling or call 262-896-8300.

For a list of additional local businesses that accept TVs for recycling (for a fee) please visit the County’s website https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/landandparks/recycling/electronics/televisions/.

For more information, visit our website www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling or call 262-896-8300.


Waukesha County invites residents of all ages to participate in the 3rd Annual Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Science Fest on Saturday, November 2 ...

3rd Annual Science Fest Returns to Retzer Nature Center


Waukesha County invites residents of all ages to participate in the 3rd Annual Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Science Fest on Saturday, November 2 at Retzer Nature Center. The event will explore the numbers side of science and nature with many family-friendly activities from 1 to 4 p.m. at Retzer Nature Center located at S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha.

 

“We are excited to integrate STEM education into environmental education,” said Dale Shaver, Director of Waukesha County Parks and Land Use. “Visitors to Science Fest will be inspired and engaged while enjoying fun hands-on activities, hikes and programs throughout the afternoon.”

 

Waukesha County Parks and Land Use staff and Horwitz – DeRemer Planetarium staff will present programs on natural resources, water conservation, recycling, space, Earth science, wildlife, citizen science, sustainability, and more. Visitors will also be able to participate in hands-on table activities throughout the nature center.

 

Admission is $4 per person or $15 per family. Full event schedule available below and online at https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/sciencefest.

 

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.

For more information on Waukesha County Parks and Land Use call 262-548-8300, or visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/plu.


3rd Annual Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Science Fest
Saturday, November 2, 2019

Time

Program/Activity

Details

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Hands-on Activities for all ages

Learn about natural resources, water conservation, recycling, wildlife, sustainability, and more with fun and educational booths.

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.

 

Program: “Consumption by the Numbers”

We use a lot of finite resources. Discover the numbers behind consumption on a global scale and how you can reduce this number. We will put your knowledge to the test with an interactive waste sort activity.

Hike: “Math in Nature”

Discover the connections between math and nature as we hike the trails at Retzer. We will work through a variety of math concepts and find real examples in the natural world.

Hike: “Water Quality by the Bugs”

Take a hike to the stream to see what creatures we can find living there and what those creatures tell us about the water quality.

Planetarium Show:

“9 Planets and Counting”

Take a tour to explore the variety of objects that populate our Solar System. Along the way, each planet is examined as well as other objects in our solar neighborhood. (Recommended for ages 8+)

Program: “Citizen Science by the Numbers”

Come learn about Waukesha County’s Wild in Waukesha: Conservation in the Parks Project and the amazing data that was collected in 2019 by our volunteer citizen scientists. Get an up close look at some of the Retzer Animal Ambassadors.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

 

Program: “Animals by the Numbers”

Come hear from Steve Jenkins’ book, Animals by the Numbers, and discover the unbelievable statistics from the animal world. Get an up close look at some of the Retzer Animal Ambassadors.

Hike: “Math in Nature”

Discover the connections between math and nature as we hike the trails at Retzer. We will work through a variety of math concepts and find real examples in the natural world.

Hike: “Retzer History by the Numbers”

Hike from the site of the old Retzer home to the Retzer Drumlin to the Vista to learn the story about how Retzer Nature Center came to be the place it is today.

Planetarium Show: “Seven Wonders”

Turn back the pages of time and witness the ancient wonders of the world as they appeared thousands of years ago. (Recommended for ages 10+)

Program: “Your Watershed by the Numbers”

Witness what runoff does to our waterways with our watershed model and be amazed at the numbers associated with runoff pollution.

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

 

Program: “Consumption by the Numbers”

We use a lot of finite resources. Discover the numbers behind consumption on a global scale and how you can reduce this number. We will put your knowledge to the test with an interactive waste sort activity.

Hike: “Water Quality by the Bugs”

Take a hike to the stream to see what creatures we can find living there and what those creatures tell us about the water quality.

Hike: “Retzer History by the Numbers”

Hike from the site of the old Retzer home to the Retzer Drumlin to the Vista to learn the story about how Retzer Nature Center came to be the place it is today.

Planetarium Show:

“9 Planets and Counting”

Take a tour to explore the variety of objects that populate our Solar System. Along the way, each planet is examined as well as other objects in our solar neighborhood. (Recommended for ages 8+)

Program: “Citizen Science by the Numbers”

Come learn about Waukesha County’s Wild in Waukesha: Conservation in the Parks Project and the amazing data that was collected in 2019 by our volunteer citizen scientists. Get an up close look at some of the Retzer Animal Ambassadors.

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Program: “Animals by the Numbers”

Come hear from Steve Jenkins’ book, Animals by the Numbers, and discover the unbelievable statistics from the animal world. Get an up close look at some of the Retzer Animal Ambassadors.

Planetarium Show:

“Seven Wonders”

Turn back the pages of time and witness the ancient wonders of the world as they appeared thousands of years ago. (Recommended for ages 10+)

Program: “Your Watershed by the Numbers”

Witness what runoff does to our waterways with our watershed model and be amazed at the numbers associated with runoff pollution.


The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration will participate ...

Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office Will Host Prescription Drug Take Back Day October 26 to Fight Opioid Epidemic


The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at

  • Pewaukee City Hall, W240N3065 Pewaukee Road, Pewaukee. Contact: Lieutenant Brian Ripplinger at 262-691-5730
  • Sussex Pick ‘n Save, N65W24838 Main Street, Sussex. Contact: Lieutenant Michael Pavlovich at 262-246-5234

“The opioid epidemic continues to plague our communities. By properly disposing of unused medications at drug drop boxes around the state, we can prevent diversion and addiction,” said Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul.
This effort will continue to bring focus to the issue of prescription painkiller abuse in Wisconsin. Drug Take Back Day provides a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the community about the potential abuse and consequences of improper storage and disposal of these medications.


Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed or poured down the drain. Water reclamation facilities are not designed to remove all of them and trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are showing up in rivers and lakes.

Guidelines
Accepted:

  • Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, patches, inhalers, vials and pet medications from households.
  • Liquids, ointments, creams and non-aerosol sprays in their original packaging.
  • Medication in blister packages.
  • Needles/sharps accepted at the Sussex drop site only.

Participants may dispose solid, non-liquid medication(s) directly into disposal boxes.

Not Accepted:

  • Illegal drugs (Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.)
  • Needles/sharps (at the Pewaukee drop site)
  • Plastic pill containers
  • Acids
  • Aerosol cans
  • Bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood)
  • Personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreen)
  • Household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas)
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Business pharmaceutical waste

Community members are encouraged to visit any of the collection sites on October 26, 2019. A list of locations and times are included below. Citizens are also reminded that many drug disposal boxes are open year-round.

To find a drug disposal box near you, please visit http://doseofrealitywi.gov/drug-takeback/find-a-take-back-location/.

Delafield Walmart
2863 Heritage Drive
Delafield, 53018
10am - 2pm

Muskego Police Department
W182 S8200 Racine Avenue
Muskego, 53150
9am-12pm

Froedtert Moorland Reserve Health Center
4805 S. Moorland Road
New Berlin, 53151
10am - 2pm

ProHealth Care - Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital
791 Summit Avenue
Oconomowoc, 53066
10am - 2pm

Pewaukee City Hall
W240 N3065 Pewaukee Road
Pewaukee, 53072
10am - 2pm

City of Waukesha Police Department
1901 Delafield Street
Waukesha, 53188
10am - 2pm

Town of Brookfield Police Department
655 N Janacek Road
Brookfield, 53045
10am - 2pm

Butler Village Hall
12621 W Hampton Avenue
Butler, 53007
8am – Noon

Village of Eagle Police Department
121 E Main Street
Eagle, 53119
Noon - 2pm

Mukwonago Walgreens
212 North Rochester
Mukwonago, 53149
10am - 2pm

Village of North Prairie Police Department
130 N Harrison Street
North Prairie, 53153
10am - 2pm

Village Of Pewaukee Police Department
235 Hickory Street
Pewaukee, 53072
10am - 2pm

Sussex Pick N Save
N65W24838 Main Street
Sussex, 53089
10am - 2pm

 

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On Friday, October 18, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Waukesha County will host a National Adoption Day event to raise awareness of the more than 123,000 children ...

Waukesha County Adoption Day Celebration


(WAUKESHA, WI) – On Friday, October 18, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Waukesha County will host a National Adoption Day event to raise awareness of the more than 123,000 children waiting to be adopted from foster care in the United States. In Wisconsin, 7,000 children & youth are in foster care at any one time. From 1/1/19 – 9/30/19, 11 Waukesha County children in out-of-home care have reached legal permanence through adoption.

 

WHAT:  ‘National Adoption Day’ Event in Waukesha County

WHEN:  Friday, October 18, 2019

TIME:  9 a.m.: Remarks from Judge Lloyd Carter, Branch 4, Waukesha County Circuit Court

              10:30 a.m.: Scheduled adoption (1 family. 2 children)

LOCATION:  Waukesha County Juvenile Center, 521 Riverview Ave, Waukesha, WI

WHO:  Past & present adoptive families

              Judge Lloyd Carter, Branch 4, Waukesha County Circuit Court

              Waukesha County Health & Human Services staff

              Waukesha County Juvenile Court staff

For more information about the Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services, go to www.waukeshacounty.gov/HHS, or follow us on Twitter at @WaukeshaCoHHS


Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow has introduced his 2020 Executive Budget to the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors. The budget invests in publ...

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Introduces 2020 Executive Budget


(WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow has introduced his 2020 Executive Budget to the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors. The budget invests in public safety and economic development while falling under the state levy cap and cutting the County tax rate for the sixth consecutive year, including all five years County Executive Farrow has been in office. The Board of Supervisors is expected to pass the final budget in November.

 

“This budget keeps taxes low while planning for the future,” said County Executive Farrow. “Public safety is heavily supported, as well as infrastructure projects that will improve safety, efficiency, and economic development. My goal is to preserve quality of life for residents today and for years to come.”

 

If the County Executive’s Budget is passed as-is, the tax rate will drop from $1.89 to $1.82 per thousand dollars of home value, the lowest since 2009.

 

The 2020 Waukesha County Executive Budget allocates its greatest portion to public safety, including $550,000 in new tax levy supporting the Sheriff’s Department. Emergency Preparedness, which includes 911 dispatch, and Courts receive the next biggest levy allocations. The budget also invests in infrastructure projects vital to the safety, economic development, and longevity of roads and facilities, like construction on North Avenue, and the courthouse project.

 

The budget continues to efficiently manage tax dollars by leveraging new state funds for Health and Human Services programming, by eliminating the Waukesha County Airport’s use of tax levy, and by utilizing alternative funding sources for Parks programs. 

 

About the 2020 Waukesha County Budget

The 2020 Waukesha County Budget is online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/Budget.

For updates about County programs and events, follow Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow on Facebook at CountyExecutivePaulFarrow and on Twitter at @PaulFarrowWI.