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

Habitat Restoration Workdays

Work with our staff and volunteer Site Stewards to remove invasive species from our natural areas. Our habitat restoration workdays have a particular focus on the globally imperiled oak ecosystems that occur within Waukesha County. You can take part in recovering these habitats of regional importance! Questions? Want to RSVP? Contact our Conservation Biologist at parks@waukeshacounty.gov.

What to wear: Dress for the weather (long sleeves and pants are recommended) and wear clothes that are OK to get beat up, closed-toe shoes, gloves (extra will be provided), safety glasses (extra will be provided).

What to bring: Water, sunscreen, bug spray, loppers (optional).

Cancellation or rescheduling plan: If the workday is cancelled, an email will be sent to the address that you RSVP’d from.


Program Date Time Location Description Registration
OAK-tober October 12, 2019 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Mukwonago Park

Join us this OAK-tober to support the conservation of our globally imperiled oak ecosystems by helping to collect native plant seeds for future restoration projects in Waukesha County! We are partnering with The Nature Conservancy to host this seed collection event starting at Mukwonago County Park and finishing at a nearby TNC preserve. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided when we are finished to celebrate our hard work and spending a fall morning with the oaks! Children (12+ years old) are welcome if accompanied by a parent. 
Meet at Picnic Area 1 at Mukwonago Park

Register by October 11, 2019
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