Waukesha County Schools, University and Parks Department Collaborate to Promote Environmental Education

Environmental education for children, high school students and adults has experienced a revitalization in Waukesha County recently. Three years ago, the county published two environmental education guides: one for schools and one for everyone else. These guides have been instrumental in making the community aware of all the environmental education resources the county has to offer, and students and teachers have …

Washington County Works with Producer to Stop Runoff

On the edge of Germantown where urban transitions to rural, Jim Stout raises steers, pigs, turkeys and chickens. His feedlot ends just 40 feet from the west branch of the Menomonee River, and rain events sometimes bring feed and excrement down to the water. Paul Sebo, Washington County Conservationist, has been trying to solve this runoff issue for nearly two …

Bass Lake: Opening for Fishing

  Bass Lake, a small drainage lake in Marinette County, has a long history of water quality problems. It once supported a two-tier fishery (a hotspot for local fishermen), but the DNR stopped stocking trout in 1975 when oxygen levels dropped too low to support them. Shortly after, the lake was added to the state’s impaired waters list. Bass Lake …