Waukesha County

Working with our communities to promote environmental stewardship, provide research and educational opportunities, and create healthier natural areas throughout Waukesha County.

Check out our programs and projects

Wetland monitoring, reptile conservation, bird conservation, wildlife nest box monitoring, mammal monitoring, invertebrate monitoring

Habitat restoration workdays, rare plant conservation, photo point monitoring

Wetland Monitoring Program 

Strap on some boots and help our staff survey for sensitive species that inhabit our local wetlands such as frogs, toads, salamanders, and fairy shrimp! 

What to wear: Dress for the weather (long sleeves and pants are recommended) and wear clothes that are OK to get dirty! Shin-high rubber boots are highly recommended. 

What to bring: Water, sunscreen, bug spray, and a camera for taking pictures!

Questions? Contact our Conservation Biologist at parks@waukeshacounty.gov.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS
Program Date Time Location Description Registration
Wild In Waukesha: General Information Session January 16, 2020 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Retzer Nature Center Join Waukesha County Parks and Land Use for our county-wide Citizen Science Program! Our conservation biologist will discuss how you can help study and protect rare plant and wildlife populations through Citizen Science in Waukesha County. Citizen Scientists will be trained to help monitor wetlands, birds, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, butterflies, and more! No prior experience necessary. Register by January 15, 2020
Wetland Monitoring Orientation February 16, 2020 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Retzer Nature Center Attendance at a volunteer orientation and field training is required to participate in wetland monitoring. Once you are properly trained, you can strap on waders adn help our staff look for and document the presence and distribution of sensitive wetland wildlife populations. All equipment will be provided. Recommended for ages 13+ Register by February 15, 2020
Wetland Monitoring Orientation February 19, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Retzer Nature Center Attendance at a volunteer orientation and field training is required to participate in wetland monitoring. Once you are properly trained, you can strap on waders adn help our staff look for and document the presence and distribution of sensitive wetland wildlife populations. All equipment will be provided. Recommended for ages 13+ Register by February 18, 2020