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-

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8612 W. Watertown Plank Rd. Approx.!

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Sanctuary Woods at the Milwaukee County Grounds gets national recognition


We need your voice and presence on 

Monday November 13th at Tosa's 7pm Wauwatosa Plan Commission meeting.

Although Milwaukee County Supervisors voted unanimously in May to re-zone all remaining County Grounds as "park-conservancy," and their resolution was signed by County Executive Abele, the City of Wauwatosa is again requesting to carve out several acres of Sanctuary Woods for development.  Their proposed plan will include building right up to the tree line of the woods where the rare Long-eared owls over-winter, and to extend 92nd St. north as a paved road through the woods from Watertown Plank Road. These re-zoning proposals (again) go counter to the overwhelming public sentiment to stop all development on the existing vacant public land on the County Grounds.

Please join us and attend the Plan Commission meeting next Monday at 7pm at Wauwatosa City Hall, second floor.  The public is allowed to speak, but even if you choose not to speak, your presence will be important.  Let the Wauwatosa Plan Commission know how you feel about the City's latest revised plan. Buildings and roads next to or through a critical habitat may result in the Long-eared owns leaving the area.   Please share this information with friends and neighbors. If you cannot attend please call or write your alderperson or mayor and voice your concern.  (See attached flyer and list of alderpersons email addresses below)

Thanks again for your ongoing support on this important community issue. 

Dale Dulberger

County Grounds Coalition

Please send an email to all Wauwatosa Alderpersons expressing your opinion concerning the proposals before the Plan Commission. Email list below.  Be sure to cc our City Clerk, Carla Ledesma, for proper filing:   Copy to CC: line in your email

Tosa Alders:Copy and Paste to Address line in your email (addresses in yellow);;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

P.S: Please mark your calendars for Friday December 1st Potluck Social and Gathering for the County Grounds Coalition. We will be hosting a potluck dinner at the Wauwatosa Lions Club (7336 St. James Street) from 5:30 - 9:30 pm. We will be sending out a formal invitation early next week.  We are pleased to announce that Willie Porter, local musician, will provide music and entertainment at the event.