Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Toilet Rebate Program


Goodbye Thirsty!

Purchase water saving toilets for $50-$60.

“Hey, it’s not going to attract birds and butterflies like a rain garden, but replacing your old toilet with a new water conserving fixture will help local rivers and Lake Michigan just the same.”

Program runs May 1 – May 31 or while supplies last
Visit MMSD’s web page for details.

Wild Ones – Root River Chapter

Native Plant Sale

Saturday, June 7, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Seno Woodland Education Center
3606 Dyer Lake Road, Burlington, WI 53105

Plants for your rain, prairie, woodland, and butterfly gardens and more. Contact c-russin@northwestern.edu or 608-408-7082 for more info.



To the South East Wisconsin Rain Garden Resources website!


The purpose of this website is to help connect community members with photos and information regarding one of the most earth-friendly practices fighting runoff pollution- Rain Gardens! By definition, a rain garden is a garden that uses native landscaping to soak up rainwater coming from your downspout or drainage system.

View an educational video on Rain gardens HERE!

The benefits provided by rain gardens:

  • Increasing the amount of water that filters into the ground, which recharges local and regional aquifers
  • Helping protect communities from flooding and drainage problems
  • Helping protect streams and lakes from pollutants carried by urban stormwater- lawn fertilizers and pesticides, oil and other fluids that leak from cars, and numerous harmful substances that wash off roofs and paved areas
  • Enhancing the beauty of yards and neighborhoods
  • Providing valuable habitat for birds, butterflies, and many beneficial insects

Interested in ordering a Wisconsin Rain Garden Educators Kit?

Click HERE to download the order form!

Already have a Rain Garden?

Register your garden HERE!
Send us a photo HERE!


For more information please contact:

Andy Yencha
UWEX – Natural Resources Educator
9501 Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa WI 53226
414-256-4646 (fax)

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