Learn More About Rain Gardens, Native Plants, Composting, and Recycling at Retzer Nature Center\

August 13, 2012 at 1:55 pm Leave a comment

Learn about Rain Gardens, Native Plants, Home Composting, and Recycling

Saturday, August 25th at Retzer Nature Center


Waukesha, WI – 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 information.

  • 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, August 24.
  • Recycling      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.


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