Recurring Events          

Waukesha Green Drinks
Fourth Thursday of each month
6:00-7:30pm
Good Harvest Market Cafe (upstairs meeting room) 2205 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072

Join us for a fun, no pressure, informal gathering of like-minded individuals who want to learn more about
sustainability in Waukesha County. New topic and speaker each month.




June 2017            

Wild Ones Plant Sale with Johnson's Nursery
Month of June
Johnson’s Nursery, Menomonee Falls

Discounts of 40 percent off select native plants to Wild Ones Members, with proof of membership required - current membership card, email confirmation of membership renewal or postcard that will be mailed and emailed to all members in May. Non-members are welcome to sign up to take advantage of the discount.



Friends of Vernon Marsh Golf Outing, Dinner and Auction
Friday, Jun 2
Begins at 10:30 am
Broadlands Golf Club, North Prairie

Former Superbowl Champion, Green Bay Packer, LeRoy Butler, inventor of the Lambeau Leap, will be golfing with us, having dinner, and helping us auction items to raise funds for the Friends of the Vernon Marsh. Cost of $150 per person for the golf package. $50 for dinner and auction only. 



Fox River Guided Canoe / Kayak Trip 
Saturday, Jun 3
9:30 am-1 pm
Fox River, Mukwonago
 
The Friends of Vernon Marsh presents the annual guided canoe/kayak trip on the Fox River. This event is free, but membership is encouraged. Participants will follow last year’s seven-mile route, from Mukwonago to Big Bend. This year, Jason Cotter, Wildlife Biologist – Bureau of Wildlife Management, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, will be joining the trip.  Interested participants are asked to RSVP to this event. 
 
 

Free Fun Weekend in Wisconsin
Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4
Lapham Peak, Delafield 

The first weekend in June (June 3-4), no state park admission stickers or trail passes are required. 
No state park admission stickers or trail passes are required June 3-4. Ride the Glacial Drumlin Trail bike trail. It is also Free Fishing Weekend when people may fish without fishing licenses or state trout stamps. Visit the Hausmann Nature Center both days from 1:00 -4:30 pm. See the exhibits, have the children explore the Kids Korner and shop for items at the Coneflower Gift Shop. Picnic and grill out using one of the grills around the park.



MPM’s BioBlitz at Fox River Park
Saturday, Jun 10
10 am-3 pm
Fox River Park, Waukesha

BioBlitz is a 24-hour event where scientists work together to see how many species of plants and animals they can find in one area. On Friday, June 9th, some of Wisconsin’s best science minds from MPM and other local institutions will converge on the Waukesha County Park to discover its native biodiversity. The BioBlitz will be open to the public on Saturday, June 10. Meet the scientists, see what species they’ve found, and take part in hands-on activities.



Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event
Saturday, June 10
9 am-12 pm
City of Pewaukee
 
Pewaukee will be hosting a special one-day collection of electronics and appliances open to Waukesha County residents. Items that will be collected at the event for a cash only fee include television sets ($20 each) and Cathode Ray Tube computer monitors ($5 each).  These additional items will be collected at no fee: computers, other computer monitors, printers, keyboards, laptops, scanners, DVD players, VCRs, stereos, cell phones, telephones, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, microwaves, watercoolers, freezers, water heaters, washer/dryers, stoves, oven/ranges, dishwashers. 



28th Annual Energy Fair
June 16-18
Custer, Wisconsin
 
The Energy Fair brings more than 13,000 attendees together to learn about clean energy and sustainability, connect with others, and take action towards a more sustainable future. Enjoy over 200 workshops, over 200 exhibitors, inspiring keynotes featuring JB Straubel, Co-Founder of Tesla, live music, camping, family fun, great food, and more. Tickets and event information at:. NEW this year: Attend a second Energy Fair in St. Paul, MN on September 9-10, with a pre-Fair Solar Professional Day on Sept. 8th. 
 


Wild Ones Guided Tour of a Native Coastal Prairie/Wetland 
Saturday, Jun 17
10 am
Chiwaukee Prairie, Kenosha 

Held at the Chiwaukee Park/Arboretum, this guided tour is a joint project with The Nature Conservancy and Wisconsin DNR. Please visit the website for a detailed description of this unique native habitat. Bring a bag lunch.



Healthy Lakes Conference
Friday, Jun 23
8:30 am-4 pm
Oconomowoc Community Center, Oconomowoc
 
This conference will feature discussions and panels focused on water education, preservation and conservation. Topics include: Aquatic Invasive Species, the healthy lakes initiative, and things participants can do to preserve water quality. Boat tours of shoreline restoration will be available in the afternoon. Hosted by Clean Water Association, Tall Pines Conservancy, and the City of Oconomowoc.
 
 

Lake Country Clean Water Festival
Saturday, June 23 and 24
Lakefront Park, Pewaukee
 
This event will take place in conjunction with the 20th Annual Pewaukee Kiwanis Beach Party, June 24-25 at Lakefront Park in downtown Pewaukee. The mission of the Lake Country Clean Water Festival is to raise awareness for the increasing need for active preservation of Lake Country’s lakes and to raise money for funding efforts to improve lake quality so that everyone may continue to enjoy their recreational use and beauty.



July 2017            

Summer Solstice
Saturday, Jul 8
6-9 pm
Lapham Peak, Delafield

Enjoy the beat of Tom Klein (Bike Dr.) and his band The Front at the Fort Picnic Shelter by Homestead Hollow area (follow the accessible trail). Proceeds from the event will benefit snowmaking and other park projects. More information will follow.



Wild Ones Guided Tour of Lapham Peak Prairie
Tuesday, Jul 11 
Lapham Peak, Delafield
 
Michael Fort will guide participants on a tour of Lapham Peak’s beautiful prairie. Attendees are asked to meet at the Evergreen Lodge parking area. W329 N846 County Road C, Delafield.
 


3rd Annual Watershed Paddle Event - Oconomowoc Watershed Protection Program
Saturday, July 22
Riverside Park in Oconomowoc

9:00-9:45a.m. - Donuts & juice, meet & greet, and watershed program update
10:00a.m. - starting at Riverside Park in Oconomowoc (east end of Cherry Street) we will paddle upstream to Oconomowoc Lake
Return by 1:00p.m. or as desired by participants
We will have kayaks and canoes available for those who need them.

http://oconomowocwatershed.com/upcomingevents/


Hartland Kids Day 2017
Wednesday, Jul 26
9 am-3 pm
Nixon Park, Hartland
 
Created by Lake Country Family Fun, Hartland Kids Day is the biggest family centered event in Hartland. Come join in the fun with bounce houses, the rock wall, fun activities, food, demonstrations and tons more.  While you are there, enjoy the Lake Country Rotary Splash Pad too. 
 


August 2017            

9th Annual Ride to the Barns
Saturday, August 19
at Camp/Quad – Hartford

Bicycle ride through Lake Country to benefit farmland preservation.
Rest stop at area farms feature locally sourced food.
Choose your route – 30 or 60 miles – and end your day with a post-ride party at Camp/Quad featuring a delicious array of food, music and refreshments.