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23

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A special archery hunt will take place in Nashotah Park, November 27 to December 17, 2017, offering a seasonal recreational activity that can be done ...

Public Information Meeting for Special Archery Hunt at Nashotah Park


(WAUKESHA, WI) – The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use invites all interested parties to attend the public information meeting regarding a special archery hunt at Nashotah Park. This meeting will be an open house allowing interested parties an opportunity to interact with Waukesha County staff, a DNR and Waukesha County Sheriff representative and ask questions or provide comments. 

Date:               Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Time:              4pm-6pm

Location:       Nashotah Park Office, located at W330 N5113 County Highway C, in Nashotah

A special archery hunt will take place in Nashotah Park, November 27 to December 17, 2017, offering a seasonal recreational activity that can be done in a safe and beneficial way.  The goal of the special archery hunt is to reduce the deer herd that is preventing native plants and seedlings from regenerating forested areas in the Park.

Nashotah Park will remain open for all non-hunting recreational use during the special hunt. Signs will be posted at all entrances to the park. Archery hunting will not be allowed near the picnic shelters, maintenance buildings and Dog Exercise Areas. Hunters must remain in the designated hunting areas. 

Information about the Special Archery Hunt in Nashotah Park and other Waukesha County hunting lands can be found online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/hunting.

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

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On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 a new environmental education program kicks off for K—12 students in Waukesha County. The program is a collaboration be...

New Environmental  Education Program Kicks Off in Waukesha County


WAUKESHA, WI) – On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, a new environmental education program kicked off for K—12 students in Waukesha County. The program is a collaboration between Waukesha County, the School District of Waukesha and Carroll University in order to create a regional environmental education model that meets state and national academic standards.

“We are sharing our resources to build upon and enhance access to educational opportunities for all students in Waukesha County,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow.  

The program aims to improve environmental education, and to increase student field experiences and science-based learning, research and applications. This year’s pilot program includes select School District of Waukesha schools, with a countywide launch expected for the 2018/2019 school year.

“We’re enthusiastic about the opportunities that this new partnership will be able to provide for students, and our ability to utilize additional facilities to enhance the curriculum,” said Kim Hofkamp, Certifying Officer and Director of Clinical experience at Carroll University.

Students will have access to the Retzer Nature Center, the Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center, and EB Shurts Environmental Education Center, in addition to shared lessons and educational materials as part of the new program.

About the Waukesha County Park System

Waukesha County’s Park System 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 Facebo

About Carroll University

Carroll University was incorporated in 1846, making it Wisconsin’s first four-year institution of higher learning. The independent, co-educational comprehensive university is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. For more information, visit www.carrollu.edu, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

About the School District of Waukesha

The School District of Waukesha is the state’s seventh largest district, with nearly 13,000 students in 18 traditional schools; five charter schools; and one magnet school.  The district offers strong K-12 public education with multiple programs to meet the needs of every child, including personalized learning; dual language; special education; an online K-12 school; iPads for every student; and strong partnerships with area businesses to address the skills gap.


Residents and businesses are invited to drop off used plastic growing pots, plant trays, and plant containers free of charge at Johnson's Nursery Inc....

Residents and Businesses May Recycle Landscape Plastics at Johnson's Nursery, Inc


(WAUKESHA, WI) –Residents and businesses are invited to drop off used plastic growing pots, plant trays, and plant containers free of charge at Johnson's Nursery Inc., W180 N6275 Marcy Road, Menomonee Falls for collection. Residents may drop off containers year-round during business hours. Those with bulk quantities, such as businesses, are required to pre-sort, palletize, and call ahead to schedule a drop-off. Visit the retail office upon arrival for direction to the drop off area.

 Plastic plant containers must be free of plant debris, tags, and metals and must be sorted by plastic type. New pots will be made from the recycled donated materials. Recycling plant containers diverts them from Southeastern Wisconsin landfills, keeps contaminated plastics out of the City of Milwaukee/Waukesha County Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), and saves more than 60% of the energy it takes to make brand new products. This program provides a sustainable option for residents and businesses to close the recycling loop, a production process in which post-consumer waste is collected, recycled and used to make new products. 

This program is a cooperative effort between Johnson's Nursery, Inc. and the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use.

For more information, visit www.johnsonsnursery.com and click on recycling under the About Us tab, call 262-252-4988, or contact Waukesha County Recycling at 262-896-8300.

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The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use invites all interested parties to attend the public information meeting regarding updates to the ...

Public Information Meeting for Waukesha County Park and Open Space Plan


WAUKESHA, WI) – The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use invites all interested parties to attend the public information meeting regarding updates to the Park and Open Space Plan.   This meeting will be an open house allowing interested parties an opportunity to interact with Waukesha County staff, ask questions and provide comments. 

Date:               Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Time:              4pm-6pm

Location:       Waukesha County Exposition Center Arena Building, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188

As a collaborative planning effort between local units of government, non-profit conservation organizations, the State of Wisconsin and Waukesha County, the plan serves as a guide for the acquisition, preservation, development and management of park, recreation and open space lands in the County, specifically for the five-year period from 2018-2022.  The Waukesha County Park and Open Space Plan is an integral component of the Comprehensive Development Plan for Waukesha County and serves as a guide for land use decisions pertaining to County-owned parks and open space lands.

 The Park and Open Space Plan is also designed to meet State planning requirements for outdoor recreation funding programs, thereby affording the County eligibility to apply for, and receive, available State and Federal funds to assist in the acquisition and development of recommended park and open space sites and facilities.  To provide a comprehensive document, Waukesha County works cooperatively with Waukesha County communities and stakeholders.

 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


Waukesha County’s 2018 – 2022 Capital Plan will reduce previously planned borrowing by $3.3M. The Capital Plan includes funding for all major projects...

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Cuts Borrowing by $3.3M in 2018-2022 Capital Plan


Waukesha County’s 2018 – 2022 Capital Plan will reduce previously planned borrowing by $3.3M. The Capital Plan includes funding for all major projects to be proposed in the County budget over the next five years, such as road, facility, and parks projects, as well as investments in technology. The Waukesha County Board of Supervisors is currently reviewing the Plan and is anticipated to vote on it during their Tuesday, October 24 board meeting.

“This year’s Capital Plan is a great example of how efficient government spending can save taxpayer dollars while maintaining high-quality services,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “This plan cuts millions of dollars in borrowing, yet it still allows Waukesha County to effectively serve residents while planning for future growth and expansion.”

The Plan includes a two-phase project to modernize and expand the Waukesha County Courthouse facilities. In 2018, construction will begin on a new, secure courtroom facility adjacent to the Waukesha County jail. In 2022, renovation will begin on the existing courthouse structure, built in 1959, to update aging mechanical systems, create a more efficient layout, and increase accessibility.

The 2018-2022 Capital Plan continues to maintain Waukesha County’s County Trunk Highway (CTH) infrastructure to promote public safety, support business growth and enhance economic development efforts. In this plan, $38.2 million or 37%, is dedicated to highway improvements.

Four projects are planned to improve Moorland Road (CTH O), one of the busiest roads in the county highway system. In 2019, the intersection at Moorland and Beloit Roads in the City of New Berlin will be reconstructed to meet traffic volume demands. Between 2021 and 2024, three segments of Moorland Road will see improvements that include replacing existing pavement, reconfiguring intersections to improve safety, replacing older traffic signals, and adding sidewalks and storm water improvements.

Technology investments featured in the Plan are designed to enhance efficiency of County operations. For example, a new cloud-hosted Human Resources/Payroll System implementation is expected to streamline existing processes.

About the Waukesha County Budget

The first year of the 2018 -2022 Waukesha County Capital Plan will be included as part of the full Waukesha County Budget. Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow will introduce the full 2018 Budget to the County Board in late September, with final passage expected in November.

A link to the complete Waukesha County Capital plan, and more information about the Plan and Budget is located online, at www.waukeshacounty.gov/capitalplan.

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