Saturday, August 25th at Retzer Nature Center
Retzer Nature Center, located at S14W28167 Madison Street, will be buzzing with educational activities on Saturday, August 25 beginning at 9a.m.!
Events of the day include a Native Plant & Home Compost Bin Sale
(9a.m.-noon), Rain Garden & Rain Barrel Class (10-11a.m.), and a Recycling
Outreach Booth (11a.m.-1p.m.). There is
no fee required for entrance into Retzer Nature Center and all are
welcome to attend. Visit www.waukeshacounty.gov for more
- Native Plant Sale (9a.m.-noon): Join nature specialists to learn
about gardening with native species.
The plant sale features native grasses, wild lupine, compass plant, asters, prairie blazing star and much more.
There will be opportunities to ask Waukesha County Parks and Land
Use staff questions regarding natural landscaping and plant identification
as well as view a continuously running 10-minute power point
program on “Selection and Care of Your Native Plants”.
- Home Compost Bin Sale (9a.m.-noon): The Home Composter is
only $55, it is easy to assemble, lightweight, and fits into most
vehicles. Includes a booklet on how to compost your kitchen vegetable scraps and yard debris to make a great soil amendment for your garden, lawn, or shrubs.
- Save Water, Save Money with Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels (10-11a.m.): Capture your runoff by learning basic design and installation of rain gardens and rain barrels. Call 262-548-7801 to register by Friday,
Outreach Booth (11a.m.-1p.m.): Waukesha County Recycling and
Solid Waste staff will be available to help residents stay informed and
recycle more. Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions, pick up information, get a free blue recycling bin (while supplies last), and learn how to increase recycling rates!
Retzer Nature Center is a part of the Waukesha County Park System, which is a natural resource based park system that demonstrates stewardship while providing recreational and educational opportunities.