Land & Water Management

Mission Statement

It is our mission to work with our community to improve land and water management practices to improve and preserve Ozaukee County's natural resources for generations to come. 

2018 Ozaukee Dirt Newsletter

September 7th 2018 Field Day

Targeted NR 151 rules in regards to manure application on Silurian bedrock rook effect July 1st.

In Ozaukee County we have areas with high bedrock which are impacted by this rule.  For example, as a result of the new rule, "manure may not be mechanically applied on croplands or pastures where Silurian bedrock soil depth is less than 5 feet until such fields are evaluated and ranked for risk of pathogen delivery to groundwater.  Areas determined to have a high risk for pathogen delivery to groundwater must be avoided or must be lowest priority for manure application."

"Mechanical application of manure is prohibited for soils with less than 2 feet to Silurian bedrock"

Landowners can access SNAPMAPS to view their farm fields or the fields that they rent in the county.  Click the link below so you can determine if this affects your farm.  

Please call the office at 262 284 8270 if you have any questions.


Local student - Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Port Washington attends conservation camp in northern Wisconsin. 

The Land and Water Department sponsors one or two students every year to attend camp.  

This camp is for students entering 5 to 8 grade.  

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Quick Links to Information

Cooperative Programs

Discover more specific information about various cooperative programs.
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Cost Share Programs

Read about various national and federal programs aimed at helping land owners, conservation, and wildlife management.  Link to page

Regulatory Programs

Browse through the regulatory programs offered by the land and water management department.  Link to page

Contractor List (Plumbers)

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Friends of the Cedarburg Bog

The Cedarburg Bog was designated a State Natural Area in 1952: it was the second property in the state added to this program. It is currently owned primarily by the DNR and the University of Wisconsin, with some private inholdings.
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Non-Metallic Mining

Find basic permits, regulatory plans, and basic information about non-metallic mining here. Link to page

Shoreline Stability

View information on shoreline stability, erosion, and find helpful resources.
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Ulao Creek

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Flood Protection

Learn how to take action in protecting your family, property, and self from floods.

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Shoreland Zoning Permit Application

permit applications
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