Environmental Organizations

Waukesha County Environmental Organizations

The Milwaukee Street Neighbors, a nonpartisan group, is committed to a better Delafield by means government advocacy. .   

Supports and promotes the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Lapham Peak Unit through sponsoring or promoting special events, fundraising for special projects, organizing volunteer work days and offering additional services to park visitors.
The mission of the Friends of the Mukwonago River is to protect the Mukwonago River and its associated watershed ecosystems by way of education, advocacy, and promotion of sound land use throughout the watershed.

Provides volunteers and monetary support of the Retzer Nature Center.
Friends Of Vernon Marsh
Works to restore native plant and wildlife communities and enhance the quality of the outdoor experiences enjoyed by visitors to Vernon Marsh. Equally important, Friends of Vernon Marsh helps educate the public on the important role that Vernon Marsh plays in the protection, cleansing and recharge of water resources, and the preservation of wildlife and open spaces.

provide the Oconomowoc Area with a healthy community, a healthy economy and a healthy environment through the understanding and implementation of the Natural Step principles.
Ice Age Trail Alliance - Waukesha / Milwaukee County Chapter Responsible for maintaining 44.1 miles of trail that extends between Monches (on the border of Washington County) and the Town of Eagle (on the border of Jefferson County).
Provides hands-on outdoor / environmental educational opportunities for school groups, families and adults through public and private programs.

Spring City Spinners Bike Club www.springcityspinners.org

The Spring City Spinners are a bicycle touring club located in Waukesha Wisconsin. We emphasize group recreational cycling, safe and effective riding, socializing, bicycle advocacy, and FUN! Our cycling tour, Pedal The Kettle (PTK), features a marked route with ride options of 30, 60 and 100 miles that's open to all skill levels and ages. Food and water stops with home-made cookies, bagels, fruit, cue sheets, maps, and sag wagon services are provided. Contact: Mark Blackman, president@springcityspinners.org

Is a land trust working to preserve our rural heritage by protecting remaining farmland, water resources, natural areas and open spaces impacting Northwestern Waukesha County. We focus on Farmland and water resource protection in the Lake Country area.  Volunteer opportunities! 
protecting environmentally significant lands in Waukesha County.
Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use recylcling and solid waste disposal department.
Through regional collaboration, develop and deliver groundwater awareness and demand side conservation awareness messages.
Wild Ones – Menomonee River Area
Wild Ones strives to become a widely recognized voice for native plants and the sustainable landscaping movement, promoting increased use of native plantings that create living landscapes through grassroots efforts by example, education, marketing, and personalized support.
We meet the second Tuesday of the month, January through October (library schedule permitting). Indoor meetings are held at the Menomonee Falls Public Library, January through April and October. 6:30pm, large meeting room. Outdoor meetings are scheduled at various locations, please consult our website. Meetings are open to all. We are also on Facebook – Wild Ones –Menomonee River Area

Wisconsin Environmental Organizaitons

Wisconsin Clean Cities (WCC) is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, stand alone, non-profit organization that is a designated U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities coalition serving the state of Wisconsin. The mission of WCC is to reduce dependence on petroleum-based fuels, promote the use of alternative fuels and technologies, and improve air quality. WCC strives to advance our nation's economic, environmental and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector.

Environmental Advocacy Organizations

Waukesha County Environmental Action League [WEAL] Represents the Waukesha County community for the protection of Waukesha County's natural resources through grass-roots
participation and action.

Southeastern Wisconsin Environmental Organizaitons

Assists companies, non-profit organizations, individuals and municipalities in and around Jefferson County, Wisconsin, with their transition to an ecologically, socially and economically sustainable future.

Townand Country Resource Conservation and Development, Inc. (Town and Country RC&D) www.tacrcd.com

Town and Country RC&D works in 13 counties of Southeastern Wisconsin, including Waukesha Co, to both conserve and protect the region's natural resources and improve the quality of life for its inhabitants. TACRCD takes an integrated, holistic approach to problem-solving, combining the ingenuity of volunteers from various disciplines to make change. Our mission is To optimize opportunities for sustainable economic growth, healthy communities, and a healthy environment in the Town and Country RC&D area through the support and coordination of our region's agencies, municipalities, organizations, and individuals. Volunteer opportunities. Contact: Beth Gehred, beth.gehred@tacrcd.com


Affiliated Businesses and Organizations

An independent, locally owned community bookstore with a wide selection of new books and old favorites.  Our booksellers are book lovers and always available for suggestions or conversations about reading.  We carry unique gift items from whimsical to humorous and back to practical for all ages.  Throughout the year, we are host to book clubs, community events, author talks and book signings.  Our store is open seven days a week, and our website is available for online purchases 24 hours a day

Evolution Marketing LLC, an Oconomowoc Wisconsin based company specializes in the area of environmental communication, eco-friendly marketing and sustainable strategies  Experts at communication and practitioners of sustainable initiatives, the Evolution Marketing team can lead your green businesses to success.

Good Harvest Market is Waukesha County's largest natural food store specializing in organic foods, natural foods, and gluten free foods. Our aim is to improve the health of our customers by offering products that don’t contain harmful ingredients educate area residents about better choices in their food and overall health reduce our carbon footprint by offering as many local foods and local products as possible. Contact: Ron Sjoquist, ron@goodharvestmarket.com.

GreenGarage www.greengaragefurniture.com

Green Garage restyled furniture offers an alternative way to decorate your home while saving the planet from discards. We are a group of local crafters who offer wooden furniture that we have upcycled to complement a wide variety of tastes. Our mission is to produce furniture and home decor products that are attractive and fairly priced using recycled items and environmentally friendly products. Our website will show you products and locations of our sales. Furniture donations accepted. Contact: Mary Jo Hultman, greengarage@wi.rr.com.

LisbonFood Village www.wix.com/lisbonfoodvillage/milwaukee

The Lisbon Food Village Project is a proposed urban food and wellness center located in the 6600 block of West Lisbon Ave on Milwaukee's west side. It seeks to establish a neighborhood food production system with the involvement of the community, the city, and partners, providing opportunities for our undervalued citizens to acquire skills and experiences that will help them find jobs, will improve their nutrition and health and transform our community into a better place for all its citizens. The plan includes an aquaponics system, community garden plots, vermiculture, mushroom production, apiary, food market, wellness center and educational outreach. Volunteer opportunities. Contact: Barbara Richards, richardsba7651@yahoo.com.

NuGenesis Farm

Our farm is a living classroom dedicated to teaching about the foods that are most effective in maximizing health and well-being. Our mission is to create a community-based model of education, sustainable organic agriculture and research centered on food as medicine that can be replicated worldwide. Volunteer opportunities. 


PlowshareCenter www.plowsharecenter.org

The Plowshare Center is a nonprofit with a mission for peace and social justice. We work toward economic justice through our fair trade gift shop. We work toward peace and social justice through educational programming. Volunteer opportunities. Contact: Sally Michalko, smichalko@wi.rr.com.

UnitarianUniversalist Church West (UUCW) www.uucw.org

UUCW is committed to Sustainability in keeping with the 7th Principle of Unitarian Universalist of "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part." UUCW has an 8.4kW solar PV system, shows sustainability movies open to the public, has a native plant garden and encourages members to do the same, and much more. We are a congregation of adults, youth, and children diverse in identity and beliefs. We strive for honest, caring relationships that inspire and enable spiritual and ethical growth. We promote religious freedom and engage in a shared search for personal and collective meaning. Contact: Amy Taivalkoski, ataivalkoski@wi.rr.com