County Grounds Coalition

The City and Planners have shown yet another plan. One where they want to trade land that has been fought for, now under the jurisdiction of the Milwaukee County Board, for land that that the community has clearly stated they want to save.  Was this their ultimate goal? to start developing the east side of Discovery Parkway. There is no room left for any more compromises or land swaps. -All the remaining natural areas must be preserved. Coalition Map

The body of preservation work that has been accomplished over the past 20 years has resulted in plans—good plans—that protect these remaining natural areas, County Grounds Park, and protect the value these grounds have generated for Wauwatosa.

Our comments reflect the public’s position. link

A draft Environmental Report has been completed. These findings show the environmental impacts the WLSD plan would have on the area of the Sanctuary Woods.


Resolved to protect the remaining land on the Northeast Quadrant and have it designated as Parkland.

20 years later, the citizens of Milwaukee County are again working to finally protect this Milwaukee treasure for future generations-

Yard Signs Now Available: for pick up or delivery, email: Call LuAnne @ (414)-324-6586 for LUBER delivery   (donations appreciated $5)



8612 W. Watertown Plank Rd. Approx.!

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The Wauwatosa City Council and Mayor are proposing to develop the last undeveloped part of the County Grounds. If you would like to keep the County Grounds in its current state, please add your voice to our petition!

Petition Evaluation of Plan


A critique of the Life Sciences Plan submitted to Wauwatosa by Ed Sternberg Ph.D., life sciences entrepreneur "Evaluation of the Life Sciences District Master Plan"



The County Grounds Coalition Frequently Asked Questions: Over development can actually shrink the City's tax base by devaluing the community's property as a more


Here’s an Action Page from

 our friends at

Milwaukee Riverkeeper

Milw. Riverkeeper Articles


Understanding the issue

Articles and Facts regarding the

Life Sciences Master Plan


Impacts to wildlife on

The County Grounds

Environmental Report City Contacts


Write letters, send emails, and

call your Tosa Alderperson,


Write letters, send emails, and

call yourCounty Supervisors and the

County Executive

County Contacts

  Gathering on the Grounds 2pm Sunday, June 18

Join us in a celebration of the progress we've made with music and refreshments, and a brief update on what we still need to do. Then take a tour of Sanctuary Woods and County Grounds Park led by experts, including Dr. Michael McBride and Friends of the Monarch Trail co-founders Jim Price and Barbara Agnew.

     We gather at 2pm Sunday, June 18, in the gravel parking lot northwest of the Wisconsin Athletic Club (see attached map). [DIRECTIONS: Head north on 87th Street from Watertown Plank (Eddie Martini's will be on your right/east). Continue past Day Care and veer right. You will see a small water detention pond to your right and Potter's field (fenced cemetery) ahead. Then veer left on the asphalt road (past basin on your right) to the gravel parking lot at the end of the paved road.]

Mark the Gathering on your calendar and help celebrate Father's Day by bringing your family and enjoying one of our treasured natural areas.

I've also attached a flyer for the gathering so you can help spread the word yourself.

One more thing: please keep your "Save the County Grounds" signs up and ask your neighbors to put up more. If you or your neighbors need signs, please call us at (414) 324-6586, email or visit the coalition website at

—PETER ABBOTT, chair, County Grounds Coalition