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Waukesha County Recycling Program Receives DNR's Recycling Excellence Award for Innovation

11/16/2020 9:28:59 AM

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has awarded Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use the 2020 Recycling Excellence Award for Innovation for the creation of a mobile application to address contamination in residential curbside recycling bins.

Celebrate America Recycles Day with Waukesha County

10/30/2019 11:19:13 AM

Waukesha County invites residents to celebrate recycling by taking part in the state and national ‘America Recycles Day’ campaigns. Starting November 1, residents can take advantage of free recycling facility tours and online opportunities to learn about recycling. These events lead up to America Recycles Day on November 15.

3rd Annual Science Fest Returns to Retzer Nature Center

10/21/2019 10:37:57 AM

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.

Waukesha County Parks Announces Special Archery Hunt in Nashotah Park for Deer Herd Control

9/11/2019 11:28:20 AM

In a continued effort to reduce the deer population in Nashotah Park, Waukesha County will open a limited archery hunt for the third year within the park to hunters that are licensed and have deer harvest authorization (formerly known as deer tags) through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The special archery hunt will take place from November 27 through December 17, 2019 in Nashotah Park, located at W330 N5113 County Highway C.

Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event

9/5/2019 2:04:00 PM

The Village of Mukwonago will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, September 14 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at 630 East Veterans Way.

2nd Annual Science Fest Returns to Retzer Nature Center November 3rd

10/18/2018 2:03:26 PM

Waukesha County Executive to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Eble Park

5/14/2018 9:48:55 AM

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow invites the public to commemorate Eble Park’s 30th anniversary on Saturday, May 26 from 3-9 p.m. Eble Park is located at 19400 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield.

Waukesha County Golf Courses to Host 10th Annual Boys High School Championship

5/4/2018 10:52:00 AM

Waukesha County Golf Courses will be hosting the 10th Annual Waukesha County Boys High School Championship on May 11, 12, 18, and 19. The public is invited to attend any of the three courses to experience the largest “all county” High School Championship Event in Wisconsin.

Parks Without Borders' Weekends to Offer Free Reciprocal Park Admissions

4/30/2018 9:19:26 AM

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and Washington County Administrator Joshua Schoemann announce two new opportunities for county park patrons this spring. Annual sticker holders will get free admission to parks in either county on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day weekends.

Arbor Day Volunteer Event to Plant 250 Sapling Trees in Fox River Park

4/13/2018 9:29:42 AM

To celebrate Arbor Day 2018, Waukesha County Parks is hosting a large-scale volunteer tree planting event on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to noon in Fox River Park. Residents and groups are invited to help reforest and enhance the park. Fox River Park is located at W264S4500 River Rd., Waukesha.

Earth Week Finale to Feature Grand Opening of New Interactive Environmental Learning Center at Retzer Nature Center

4/13/2018 9:22:50 AM

The Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Annual Earth Week Celebration Finale concludes week-long Earth themed activities on Saturday, April 28 at Retzer Nature Center. The Finale event is offering free exhibits, programs, and activities for all ages from 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Retzer Nature Center is located at S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha.

Donation Merges STEM Learning with Environmental Education in Waukesha County

2/14/2018 3:19:40 PM

Workshop to Help Producers Increase Soil Health

2/9/2018 1:36:17 PM

Radon Exposure is Leading Cause of Lung Cancer Among Non-Smokers

12/18/2017 1:04:17 PM

Wisconsin health officials, as part of National Radon Action Month, are encouraging homeowners to check their home's radon levels because exposure to radioactive radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers nationwide.

Waukesha County Celebrates First Annual Science Fest

11/1/2017 1:27:38 PM

“Cycle through the Science of Nature” at Retzer Nature Center’s first annual Science Fest! Water cycle, life cycle, migration cycle, season cycle, recycle – we’ll look at them all! his family friendly celebration of science features hands-on table activities, programs, hikes and a planetarium show. This event will be at Retzer Nature Center on Saturday, November 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for only $3 per person or $10 per family.

New Environmental  Education Program Kicks Off in Waukesha County

9/12/2017 11:37:52 AM

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 a new environmental education program kicks 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.

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