Waukesha County has scheduled a meeting at the Village Hall on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM for the purposes of discussing the public comment summary from the June 26, 2019 public involvement meeting and to discuss alternative and next steps regarding the realignment project proposed by Waukesha County for the CTH C curve at Hasslinger Drive – West Oakland Road intersection.
RESIDENTS INVITED TO MONITOR WAUKESHA’S WATERS DURING ANNUAL STATEWIDE SNAPSHOT DAY EVENT
Search for aquatic invasive species in Waukesha County on Snapshot Day, August 17th
(WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County invites residents of all ages to participate in the 6th Annual Snapshot Day on Saturday, August 17 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at five locations throughout the county. The hands-on citizen science event relies on volunteers to help search for aquatic invasive species in local lakes, rivers and streams. The effort is coordinated in partnership with River Alliance of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), UW Extension, and over 20 partners from throughout the state.
“This is a great opportunity for volunteers to help protect our waters by detecting potentially harmful plants and animals,” said Cassie Taplin, Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Coordinator for Washington and Waukesha Counties. “We are excited to take part in this fun event once again.”
Snapshot Day is free and does not require any previous experience. Volunteers can monitor from the shore with binoculars and rakes or wade in to get a better look. Participants will begin the day with a brief training session from local coordinators at Retzer Nature Center, located at S14W28167 Madison Street in Waukesha. Once trained, groups will head to monitoring sites for the day. Waukesha County Snapshot Day monitoring sites are available below. The event is recommended for ages 8 and up, minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Register and see event details at www.wisconsinrivers.org/snapshot-day/. Advance registration is recommended by August 2 to receive a free Snapshot Day tote bag with supplies. Registration will remain open until August 15, 2019.
For more information, contact Cassie Taplin, AIS Coordinator for Washington and Waukesha Counties at (262) 483-9687or Cassie.Taplin@co.washington.wi.us. To learn more about Waukesha County’s invasive species program, visit: www.waukeshacounty.gov/ais or http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/invasives.
2019 Snapshot Day Waukesha County Monitoring Sites
Saturday, August 17, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Training session begins at Retzer Nature Center at 8:30 a.m.
Retzer is located at S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha, WI 53188
(Near Lower & Upper Phantom Lakes)
Near intersection of Hwy 83 and Front St., Mukwonago
(Walk from Park to bridge near Hwy 83)
850 Main St, Mukwonago, WI 53149
1808 Cnty Rd. P/Sawyer Rd.
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
||Parking on street near river
(Near Kame Terraces Neighborhood)
27660 Kame Terrace Waukesha, WI 53188
||Parking on street near neighborhood
175 E. Park Ave.,
Hartland, WI 53029
Accessible Access Shore Sampling
|Parking lot available
Lime Kiln Park
16208 Arthur Ave., Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
|Parking lot available
Please see the link below to view the Personnel Committee Agenda that is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27, 2019.
Personnel Committee Agenda
CITY OF MILWAUKEE AND WAUKESHA COUNTY LEADERS URGE RESIDENTS TO ‘RECYCLE RIGHT’ TO REDUCE CONTAMINATION
(MILWAUKEE, WI) – In an effort to increase recycling rates and improve the quality of materials entering the Joint Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), city and county officials are encouraging residents to help reduce contamination by teaching them to “Recycle Right” in their curbside carts and bins this summer.
“It’s important for residents to understand what they can and can’t recycle,” said County Executive Paul Farrow. “Putting the wrong items in bins and carts reduces decreases the efficiency in our recycling facility, which can cost taxpayers money and create be dangerous working conditions for employees.”
The joint Curbside Recycling Guide developed collaboratively between the City of Milwaukee and Waukesha County will help educate residents about acceptable and unacceptable items. By knowing the acceptable recyclables the facility hopes to reduce the unacceptable items being placed into curbside containers, such as plastic bags and bagged recyclables, scrap metal and other potentially hazardous items such as propane tanks. Focusing on education will help improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the recycling program.
“Residents should know that re-educating themselves on the recycling standards is easy and has positive impacts for their municipality,” said City of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. “The new Curbside Recycling Guide is available online to learn the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of recycling at home.”
Residents can learn more about Joint Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and can download the new Curbside Recycling Guide at www.milwaukeerecycles.com or www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling. They can learn about the statewide effort to “Recycle Right” at www.recyclemorewisconsin.org.
About the MRF
The joint City of Milwaukee and Waukesha County recycling program and MRF operations are built on intergovernmental cooperation and public-private partnerships. The MRF sorts and processes recyclables from approximately 300,000 households, from Waukesha County’s participating communities and the City of Milwaukee. The MRF processes 35 tons of recyclables per hour, or more than 70,000 tons of recyclables per year.
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