Land & Water Management Programs
Ozaukee County Clean Sweep Program
The Ozaukee County Clean Sweep is an opportunity for residents, agricultural producers, and some businesses to properly dispose of hazardous waste and used tires. The Land and Water Management Department has coordinated this new Clean Sweep program, partnering with the Ozaukee County Highway Department and Veolia Environmental Services.
Ozaukee County Tree & Shrub Sale
Each winter, our tree, shrub and seed sale is open, and pick up takes place in May and June. All sales are online with a credit or debit card only. Please call for more information!
Best Management Practices Program
Best Management Practices (BMPs) are intended to reduce non point source water pollution, such as fertilizer runoff. The Land and Water Management Department (LWM)) offers technical assistance for the design and installation of BMPs.
Cost-sharing for installation of BMPs may also be available. In 1998, landowners were offered cost-sharing of up to 70%, with a $3,000 maximum. Program administration is subject to change from year to year.
Nutrient Management Program
Through the Nutrient and Pest Management Program, the LWM provides assistance to landowners to develop plans that minimize inputs of commercial fertilizers and pesticides and maximize utilization of nutrients on cropped fields while protecting water quality.
Milwaukee River Watershed Clean Farm Families
Milwaukee River Watershed Clean Farm Families Project led by DATCP Producer Led funding allows the LWM to provide technical and financial assistance to property owners located within Ozaukee County. Assistance is provided to implement soil health practices for the reduction of non point source pollution that improves soil health and water quality.
Wildlife Crop Damage Abatement Program
Through the Wildlife Crop Damage Abatement Program, the LWM provides technical and financial assistance to reduce damage to for profit crops from deer, geese, and wild turkey. Crop damage payments may be available to program participants.
For further information on any of these programs, contact Ozaukee County Land & Water Management at 262-284-8313.