Waukesha County

UPCOMING EVENTS
May
24

Pop-Up Beer Garden

Menomonee Park
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May
25

Pop-Up Beer Garden

Menomonee Park
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May
31

Pop-Up Beer Garden

Fox Brook Park
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Jun
1

Pop-Up Beer Garden

Fox Brook Park
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Jun
7

Pop-Up Beer Garden

Minooka Park
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UPCOMING MEETINGS
May
20

Executive Committee

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Executive Committee

Where: Waukesha County Courthouse, 515 West Moreland Blvd. - Room AC130, Waukesha, WI

When: 05/20/2019 8:30 AM

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May
20

Mental Health Advisory Committee

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Mental Health Advisory Committee

Where: Waukesha County Mental Health Center 1501 Airport Road, Waukesha, WI  Multipurpose Room

When: 05/20/2019 1:30 PM

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May
21

Land Use, Parks, and Environment Committee

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Land Use, Parks, and Environment Committee

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

When: 05/21/2019 8:30 AM

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May
21

Human Resources Committee

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Human Resources Committee

Where: Waukesha County Courthouse, 515 West Moreland Blvd. Room 130, Waukesha, WI

When: 05/21/2019 1:00 PM

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May
21

HHS Substance Use Advisory Committee

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HHS Substance Use Advisory Committee

Where: Waukesha County Health and Human Services Center, 514 Riverview Avenue - Room 114 - Waukesha, WI

When: 05/21/2019 3:00 PM

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IN THE NEWS

Waukesha County and the HOME Consortium invite members of the public to attend workshops and take an online survey to help identify community developm...

Public Asked to Weigh in on Community Development, Housing Needs Through Survey, Workshops


Waukesha County and the HOME Consortium invite members of the public to attend workshops and take an online survey to help identify community development and housing needs in Jefferson, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha Counties.

 

The information gathered will provide information for the HOME Consortium’s 5-Year 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan. These plans will identify community development and affordable housing needs and set priorities for investment of federal grant funds to address them. They are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME programs.

 

Residents can participate by answering an online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/waukesha or attending one of the following public workshops:

 

Monday, May 20

  • 6 PM at the Delafield Public Library (500 N. Genesee St, Delafield)

Tuesday, May 21

  • 6 pm at Jefferson Workforce Development (864 Collins Rd, Room 8, Jefferson)
  • 7 pm at the Waukesha Public Library (321 Wisconsin Ave, Waukesha)

Wednesday, May 22

  • 5:30 pm at the USS Liberty Memorial Public Library (1620 11th Ave, Grafton)
  • 6 PM at the West Bend Community Memorial Library (630 Poplar St, West Bend)

 

About the HOME Consortium

The HOME Consortium was created by Jefferson, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha Counties in order to become eligible to receive federal HOME program funds to support the creation and maintenance of affordable housing. The main purposes of the HOME Consortium are to advance home ownership opportunities with a down payment assistance program, and to maintain the quality of the existing housing stock through low-interest housing rehabilitation loans. More information is available at: www.waukeshacounty.gov/landandparks/community-development.


Today, Waukesha County officials are announcing that within the first two years of participation in the Wisconsin Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO) gra...

Naloxone Administration Training has Saved 88 Lives in First Two Years of Waukesha County's Plan to Fight Opioids Crisis


Today, Waukesha County officials are announcing that within the first two years of participation in the Wisconsin Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO) grant, 88 lives have been documented as saved due to administration of naloxone by professionals and individuals who received our overdose response training. The announcement coincides with National Prevention Week, which includes education and training events across Waukesha County.

 

“The PDO project has expanded collaborations between the County, our local partners, and individuals. Investing resources has strengthened relationships and improved public safety,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “People countywide want to change the perception around an opioid drug overdose because they know that when you are trained to rapidly respond with naloxone, you can save a life.”

 

Two-year outcomes since the work of the PDO project began in May 2017 to present include:

  • 88 overdose reversals documented by the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), 86 of the lives saved were with naloxone provided at the trainings
  • 282 Opioid Overdose Education Trainings conducted for 3,203 people, and 2,860 naloxone (brand name: Narcan) kits distributed free of charge
  • 825 law enforcement officers trained from 29 agencies
  • 283 individuals received direct outreach from DHHS within 72 hours of experiencing an opioid overdose

 

About Waukesha County’s Plan to Fight the Opioids Crisis

Waukesha County receives $225,522 per year for five years 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 work focuses on the reduction of deaths and adverse events among individuals through major activities of (1) training first responders and other key community sectors on the prevention of overdose-related deaths, (2) purchasing and distributing naloxone to those trained, (3) direct outreach to overdose survivors within 72 hours to connect them to treatment and effective supports for them and their families, and (4) environmental scanning to identify opportunities for improved collaborative efforts.

 

Go towww.samhsa.gov and www.waukeshacounty.gov/overdoseprevention for information about the WI-PDO grant, trainings, and events. Follow DHHS on Twitter at @WaukeshaCoHHS.


Waukesha County Parks beach swimming season will open with a staggered start beginning Friday, May 24. The Swim at Your Own Risk (S.A.Y.O. R.) beaches...

Waukesha County Parks Kick Off Beach Season Memorial Day Weekend


Waukesha County Parks beach swimming season will open with a staggered start beginning Friday, May 24. The Swim at Your Own Risk (S.A.Y.O. R.) beaches will open first. The lifeguard staffed beaches will open one week later.

 

“Our beaches are a top summer attraction for both residents and visitors,” said Paul Farrow, Waukesha County Executive. “We are excited for the beach openings and warmer weather!”

 

Waukesha County Parks Beach Schedule:

Swim at Your Own Risk (S.A.Y.O. R.) beaches open at sunrise on Friday, May 24:

  • Minooka Park, 1927 E. Sunset Drive, Waukesha – daily, sunrise to sunset
  • Mukwonago, Park, S100 W31900 C.T.H. LO, Mukwonago – daily, sunrise to sunset
  • Muskego Park, S83 W20370 Janesville Road, Muskego – daily, sunrise to sunset
  • Naga-Waukee Park, 651 S.T.H 83, Hartland – daily, sunrise to sunset

 

Lifeguard staffed beaches open at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 1:

  • Fox Brook Park, 2925 N. Barker Road, Brookfield – daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Menomonee Park, W220 N7884 Townline Road, Menomonee Falls – daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

For more information about swimming beaches, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/swimming.

 

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.

 


Waukesha County Parks staff are seeking applicants to fill the several open positions for lifeguards at the swimming beaches at Fox Brook and Menomone...

Waukesha County Parks Seeks Lifeguards to Fill Positions, Free Training for Candidates


Waukesha County Parks staff are seeking applicants to fill the several open positions for lifeguards at the swimming beaches at Fox Brook and Menomonee Parks. Qualified candidates will be offered a free Lifeguard Certification course as a bonus.

 

“Waukesha County’s beaches are not only a fantastic place to work, they also provide valuable work experiences that will follow employees throughout their lives,” said County Executive Paul Farrow. “I encourage individuals who love to be in the outdoors to apply, it’s a great summer job!”

 

Flexible positions are open from late-spring through late-summer with options for 20-40 hours per week at either location. Lifeguard pay starts at $9.99/hour.

 

Applicants that already hold Lifeguard Certification are encouraged to apply under the “Lifeguard” listing at www.waukeshacounty.gov/jobs. Candidates that are interested in the free Lifeguard Certification Course must also complete an online application and indicate that they are interested in the free training course. 

 

To be considered for the free Lifeguard Certification course, applicants must attend a pre-screening interview with aquatic staff and complete the pre-requisite skills required for the course.

Options for the pre-screening interviews are as follows:

  • Thursday, May 16 at 3:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 18 at Noon
  • Tuesday, May 21 at 3:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 28 at 3:45 p.m.

 

Dates for the Lifeguard Certification Course are as follows (attendance at all dates is mandatory):

  • Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday, June 4 & 6 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 7 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

 

Please contact Holly Glainyk with any questions (262) 896-8074 or hglainyk@waukeshacounty.gov.


The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use is pleased to announce a $45,000 donation from The Friends of Retzer Nature Center that will assi...

Friends of Retzer Nature Center to Contribute to New Community Education Project at Retzer Nature Center


The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use is pleased to announce a $45,000 donation from The Friends of Retzer Nature Center that will assist in revitalizing the existing Adventure Trail with new, accessible, educational components. The contribution will be added to other donations from local groups to support the project.

 

“We are grateful to the Friends of Retzer Nature Center for their continued support to help grow and improve the Nature Center,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “Contributions like these allow us to complete exciting projects tohelp everyone in our community explore the natural world.”

 

The award-winning Adventure Trail has served tens of thousands of visitors since it was built in 1994 to provide universal, barrier-free access to nature. This project will reconstruct the existing trail to ensure full ADA accessibility and access for all abilities, in addition to providing new safety features. It will be designed with input from local experts and educators, including teachers, occupational therapists, and social workers.

 

“Our members are passionate about environmental education for all,” said Elaine Haberichter, Friends of Retzer Nature Center President. “Having the opportunity to fund projects that enhance Retzer for our community is an important part of our mission.”

 

About the Friends of Retzer Nature Center

The Friends of Retzer Nature Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, perpetuating, and promoting the work of conservation and natural resource education. The team of volunteers seek the involvement of the community to work toward the continued growth and improvement of Retzer Nature Center. For more information visit friendsofretzer.org.

 

About Retzer Nature Center

Retzer Nature Center is a part of the Waukesha County Park System, which is a natural resource based park system that demonstrates stewardship while providing recreational and educational opportunities. For more information, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/retzernaturecenter, follow Waukesha County Parks on Twitter, or like us on Facebook.