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    New candlelight hikes highlight nocturnal animal behaviors

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – The Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Wild Winter Night returns on Saturday, February 16 at Retzer Nature Center from 6 to 9 p.m. to explore the wonders of the natural world at night. Retzer Nature Center is located at S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha.

    “This is a perfect event for residents to celebrate winter in Wisconsin,” said Dale Shaver, Park System Director. “Cure your cabin fever with candlelight hikes, educational activities, fun campfire songs, and don’t forget to top it off with some hot cocoa.”

    New this year, attendees will enjoy guided nature hikes on candle-lit trails for an in-depth look at the winter world of Retzer. In addition, with the generous support of the Friends of Retzer Nature Center, attendees can borrow snowshoes (weather and snow cover permitting), delight in hot cocoa, s’mores and songs by the campfire and enjoy family friendly nature-themed activities.  Also, the Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium will be offering an indoor planetarium program, “The Solar System.” Planetarium shows run every half hour from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

    The event is held regardless of weather. Attendees should dress accordingly.

    Admission is $3 per person or $10 per family (two and younger are free). Friends of Retzer Nature Center members receive free admission. For more information about becoming a Friends member, visit: www.friendsofretzer.org.

    For more Wild Winter Night information or details about volunteering, call Retzer Nature Center (262) 896-8007, or visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/wildwinternight.

    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.


    Prepare for spring at free public workshops presented by Johnson’s Nursery, Inc.

    (WAUKESHA, WI) – Think spring and prepare for warmer weather at expert-led workshops and programs. Retzer Nature Center invites residents and visitors to a series of free programs highlighting popular springtime topics.

    “These workshops are a great way for people to engage with local experts as they prepare for spring,” said Janet Barthel, Nature Center Supervisor. “The support from local partners, like Johnson’s Nursery, make these programs possible for the community.”

    The series runs one Saturday a month from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, February through April at Retzer Nature Center, located at S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha. Each seminar will be led by an expert and will cover a range of information on the topic. Participants are welcome to come for one session or stay for them all. The programs highlight birding, gardening and citizen science.

    Spring Workshop Series Lineup:

    • February 9: Better Birding
    • March 9: Spring Gardening
    • April 13: Citizen Science Day

    Registration is free, but required by Friday before the program. For more information or to register for Retzer Nature Center’s Spring Workshop Series, call 262-896-8007, or visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/springworkshops. Detailed workshop schedules available below.

    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.

    Retzer Nature Center Spring Workshop Series

    Presented by Johnson’s Nursery, Inc.

    Better Birding
    Saturday, February 9, 2019: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Check in begins at 8:45 a.m. Register by Friday, February 1st.
    Time Workshop Description
    9:00-9:45 a.m. Birding for Beginners Tips on becoming a birder or becoming a better birder. Plus, an overview of hotspots in Waukesha County Parks!
    9:45-10:45 a.m. Bird Friendly Garden Design

    With Carrie Hennessy

    from Johnson’s Nursery

    Learn how to design your home landscape for the birds with trees and shrubs.
    11:00-11:30 a.m. Citizen Science Online Discover eBird & iNautralist to help track data. Designed to help amateurs and professionals alike. Learn the basics and see how you can get involved.
    11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Winter Bird Hike Apply new birding skills on the trails at Retzer Nature Center. Bring your binoculars or use ours! Dress for the weather.

    Spring Gardening
    Saturday, March 9, 2019: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Check in begins at 8:45 a.m.  Register by Friday, March 1st
    Time Workshop Description
    9:00-9:45 a.m. Rain Gardens & Rain Barrels Discover how rain barrels help restore a more natural water flow while saving you money. Learn the benefits of rain gardens and how to install rain barrels.
    9:45-10:45 a.m. Gardening for Pollinators

    With Zannah Crowe

    from Johnson’s Gardens

    Learn about the important role pollinators play as indicators of our environmental health. Learn how to create a productive and beautiful pollinator habitat.
    11:00-11:30 a.m. Home Composting Learn how to create your own compost, how to use it, and different bin styles to build or buy. Hot or cold, you’ll create “black gold”!
    11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Planning Your Spring Garden Learn how to establish your garden site and prep your soil. Decide which plants to grow and how to start from seed inside.
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale Get discounts on environmental gadgets during the seminars.

    Citizen Science Day
    Saturday, April 13, 2019: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Check in begins at 8:45 a.m.  Register by Friday, April 5th.
    Time Workshop Description
    9:00-9:50 a.m. Wild in Waukesha – Citizen Science Projects Presentation Join Waukesha County Parks and Land Use for the launch of our first-ever 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.
    10:00-10:50 a.m. Migratory Bird Survey Program & Hike Learn how to do a bird survey and why we should. Then help document breeding and migratory birds with our trained staff using the Retzer’s vital natural areas. Dress for the weather.
    11:00-11:50 a.m. Wetland Monitoring Program

    & Hike

    Learn about wetlands and what goes into monitoring them. Then learn about surveying for sensitive species that inhabit our local wetlands such as frogs, toads, salamanders, and fairy shrimp! Dress for the weather.

    Notice Of Public Hearing

    Monday, February 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held by Village Board of Trustees on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Hall, 31275 W County Road K, Chenequa, Wisconsin. The following matter will be heard:

    Ordinance to Amend and Restate Sections: Chapter 6.3(2) Accessory Structure
    6.3(22) Indoor Recreational Facilities; and Chapter 6.7(4)(i)-(vi) Modifications to Legal Nonconforming Structures

    The purpose of the public hearing is to accept public comment on the proposed amendments to Chapter 6. The proposed amendments to Chapter 6 can be viewed on our website or it may be reviewed at the Village Hall, 31275 W County Road K during normal business hours (Monday through Thursday, 8:00AM – 4:30PM and Friday, 8:00AM to 3:00PM). For further information regarding the public hearing, please contact Robert Douglas, Village Administrator at 262-367- 2239 . Written comments may be submitted to the Village Clerk-Treasurer until the public hearing is closed.

    Respectfully submitted:
    Pamela Ann Little, Clerk-Treasurer

    To be Published in the Lake Country – NOW (1/27/19 & 2/3/19) Sent via email to Village Residents
    (1/28/19 & 2/4/19)

    Request from persons with disabilities who need assistance to participate in this meeting or hearing should be made to the Village Administrator with as much advance notice as possible .

    Village Clerk-Treasurer posted this notice on Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 1 PM

    Phone 262-367-2239 • www .chenequa .org

    Resolution Approving Municipal Court Budget

    On Monday, January 14, 2019, the Village Board approved the Municipal Court Budget. For full context click here: Resolution No. 2019-01-14-01


     Village of Chenequa
     April 2, 2019

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the Village of Chenequa, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed.  The term for Village Trustee begins on April 16, 2019.  The term for all other offices begins on May 1, 2019.  All terms are for two years unless otherwise indicated.

    OFFICE                                                          INCUMBENT
    Village President                                         Jo Ann F Villavicencio
    Village Trustee                                             Michael Pranke
    Village Trustee                                             John Syburg
    Village Trustee                                             David Myers
    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is Saturday, December 1, 2018 and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in the office of the Village Clerk.

    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary election is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

    Done in the Village of Chenequa
    on November 12, 2018.
    Pamela Ann Little
    Village Clerk

    Type A Notice – Posted & Published 11-26-18

    Resolution to Establish Ward No. 2

    On Monday, November 12, 2018, the Village Board approved a resolution to establish Ward No. 2 during Spring Elections in even years when the contest for County Supervisory District is on the ballot. For full context click here:

    Resolution 2018-11-12-02 Establishing Ward No. 2

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    VILLAGE OF CHENEQUA  •  31275 W County Highway K  •  CHENEQUA WI 53029

    OFFICE HOURS:  Monday • Thursday 8:00am to 4:30pm  •  Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

    VILLAGE HALL  (262) 367-2239  •  Fax (262) 367-3341  •  POLICE DEPARTMENT  911 or (262) 367-2145

    AFTER HOURS POLICE  911 or (262) 367-2600 (WCC Dispatch Center)