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Stormwater Expo Kicks Off Thursday

Join the Village of Menomonee Falls to learn about what residents can do to improve the water quality of the Menomonee River and Fox River.

Do you believe one person can make a difference when it comes to water pollution? Well, believe it becuase one person can. If you want to learn how you can help, stop in to the third annual Menomonee Falls Stormwater Expo

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at on Lilly Road. Check out the video from last year's event to get a flavor of what the expo is all about.

Join the Village of Menomonee Falls to learn about what residents can do to improve the water quality of the Menomonee River and Fox River. The event will feature entertaining speakers and experts in the areas of rain gardens, rain barrels, rainwater harvesting, native garden plants, pollution prevention, natural landscaping, and more. Meet with vendors, browse the booths, and listen to guest speakers covering a range of topics. 

If you are more of a “hands-on” kind of person, you can hear about year-round activities such as the "Adopt-a-River Program" or sign up to become a stream monitor this summer and test the water quality of local rivers.

Sable, a sewer sniffing dog, and his owner Scott Reynolds from ECS Environmental Canine Services will also attend the event Thursday. As a team, they inspect surface water for pollution to detect human sewage in waterways and they will both demonstrate their skills at the event.

Melinda Myers, gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and Patch blogger with over 30 years of horticulture experience will be in attendance. Melinda is well-known for her fun, informative presentations and has won several awards for her work.  She will be speaking 6-8 PM, so come with your questions and get tips on gardening with respect to rainwater runoff.   At 7:30 p.m. she will also hold a book signing session.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., approximately 350 seventh-graders from North Middle School will explore the festivities.  They have been actively involved in learning about preventing stormwater pollution, and created .

For more information contact Nancy at (262) 532-4417 or by email

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