(Waukesha, WI) – Waukesha County Parks and Land Use staff invite homeowners to a free, informational workshop day to learn ways to be greener at home on Saturday, October 16 at Retzer Nature Center, located at S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha. The programs will highlight popular topics that save homeowners money while also being environmentally friendly.

“These workshops are a great way for residents to engage with local experts,” said Analiese Smith, Recycling and Solid Waste Supervisor for Waukesha County. “Attendees will leave with a better understanding of their home environment and helpful tips to make their homes more sustainable and enjoyable.”

The workshops will be led by specialists and will cover a range of information. Participants are welcome to come for one session or stay for all three. The 40-minute sessions begin at 9 a.m. and run until Noon.

Fall Workshops Schedule:

  • 9 a.m. – Home Composting for Healthy Soils
    Learn how to compost your yard and kitchen scraps into a super soil amendment.
  • 10 a.m. – Home Makeover: Green Edition
    Learn how you can green your home and your wallet.
  • 11 a.m. – Learn About Your Lot
    Take a special look at what you can learn about your lot from the County’s online Land Information System.

Registration is free but required by October 14. Call Retzer Nature Center directly at 262-896-8007 for more information or to register for the workshops.

About the Department of Parks and Land Use

The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use, working through a combination of collaboration, education and regulation is dedicated to fostering economic development, sound land use, and the protection, enhancement and enjoyment of the County’s natural resources and health of its citizens.

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