Hales Corners Environmental Committee
The Environmental Committee (formerly the Ecology and Solid Waste Committee) is an advisory committee of the Village of Hales Corners.
Hales Corners becomes the first Bee City in the state of Wisconsin.
We're very proud to be recognized as the first "Bee City" in Wisconsin and the 14th in the nation. Being a relatively small rural community, Hales Corners will focus on the support of Bees as a primary pollinator in our area. Keep Reading >>

In support of the bees and other pollinators, Hales Corners has proclamed the week of June 19th to June 25th as "POLLINATOR WEEK"
Garden Initiative
The Seventh Annual Awards for the Environmental Committee's Gardening Initiative include the development of habitat for Pollinators. Nominate your friends and/or neighbors to show that you wish to reward their efforts to support these vital creatures thoughout the area.

The Gardening Initiative is designed to encourage and reward participants for making the community brighter with decorative or beneficial plantings that are visible to the public passers-by. This year ...
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Learn How To Save Your Trees From This Harmful Pest
The Emerald Ash Borer has the ability to destroy Ash Trees from within the structure of the bark without being readily seen on the surface.

The Village is preparing a plan to manage the protection of trees on public properties. This does not include trees located on private Land.

You may want to learn how to handle the threat on your own land.
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Compost Tea is a Liquid Gold fertilizer for flowers, vegetables and houseplants. Its value is amazing, for it acts as a very mild, organic liquid fertilizer when added at any time of the year. Keep Reading >>
How to Make Your Own Compost Tea at Home
Invasive Species Need Your Control
When non-native plants, animals, or pathogens rapidly takes over a new location and alter the ecosystem, we consider them invasive species. One of the reasons that invasive species are able to succeed is that they often leave their predators and competitors behind in their native ecosystems. Without these natural checks and balances they are able to reproduce rapidly and out-compete native species.
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Arbor Day Planting, April 28th at the Orchard, 112th & Parnell Ave.

International Migratory Bird Day May 12th at the Library

Bird watch for the BIRDATHON May 14th

Recycle CD/DVD's
Hales Corners has been awarded a grant of twenty-five fruit and nut trees by the Victory Garden Initiative for achieving all the requirements in a recent competition called the Fruit and Nutty 5. The Enviromental Committee, along with several willing community volunteers have accepted the task and will begin caring for the trees to establish a stonger neighborhood community along with the growth of fruit and nuts, thus nurturing our basic instinct to provide food for life.

This Orchard will go hand-in-hand with our efforts to inprove the habitat for pollinators as part of the Bee City designation.
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A Garden From A Victory

Celebrate Pollinator Week June 18th to June 24th with a Pollinator Garden

June is Milkweed for Monarchs month