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  • 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 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 To learn more about Waukesha County’s invasive species program, visit: or


    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

    Location Monitoring Area Parking Map
    Mukwonago River

    (Near Lower & Upper Phantom Lakes)

    Near intersection of Hwy 83 and Front St., Mukwonago

    Bridge Sampling

    (Walk from Park to bridge near Hwy 83)

    Indianhead Park

    Beach Lot

    850 Main St, Mukwonago, WI 53149

    (Google Map)

    Google Map
    Bark River

    1808 Cnty Rd. P/Sawyer Rd.

    Oconomowoc, WI 53066

    Shore Sampling Parking on street near river Google Map
    Pebble Creek

    (Near Kame Terraces Neighborhood)

    27660 Kame Terrace Waukesha, WI 53188

    Shore Sampling Parking on street near neighborhood Google Map
    Bark River

    Nixon Park

    175 E. Park Ave.,

    Hartland, WI 53029


    Bridge Sampling


    Accessible Access Shore Sampling

    Parking lot available

    in park

    Google Map
    Menomonee River

    Lime Kiln Park

    16208 Arthur Ave., Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

    Bridge Sampling


    Shore Sampling

    Parking lot available

    in park

    Google Map


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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

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