Land & Water Management

Mission Statement


It is our mission to work with our community to improve land and water management practices to improve and preserve Ozaukee County's natural resources for generations to come. 

County Tree Program

Ozaukee County has been offering trees and shrubs at an affordable price for almost 30 years, resulting in the sale of over a million plants. The program encourages the planting of trees and shrubs for the numerous environmental benefits they provide. Trees and shrubs are sold on a first-come first-served basis. Trees and shrubs are normally ready for pick up in mid- to late-April at the Ozaukee County Highway Shop, 410 South Spring Street, Port Washington. Post cards detailing the pick-up date and times are mailed nearer to the time of distribution.

The County also provides the opportunity to purchase prairie seed, rain barrels, and bluebird houses made by the Friends of Harrington Beach State Park.

Thank you for your past and future participation.

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Cooperative Programs

Discover more specific information about various cooperative programs.
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Cost Share Programs

Read about various national and federal programs aimed at helping land owners, conservation, and wildlife management.  Link to page

Regulatory Programs

Browse through the regulatory programs offered by the land and water management department.  Link to page

Contractor List (Plumbers)

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Friends of the Cedarburg Bog

The Cedarburg Bog was designated a State Natural Area in 1952: it was the second property in the state added to this program. It is currently owned primarily by the DNR and the University of Wisconsin, with some private inholdings.
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Non-Metallic Mining

Find basic permits, regulatory plans, and basic information about non-metallic mining here. Link to page

Shoreline Stability

View information on shoreline stability, erosion, and find helpful resources.
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Ulao Creek

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Flood Protection

Learn how to take action in protecting your family, property, and self from floods.

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Shoreland Zoning Permit Application

permit applications
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