Land and Water Conservation
Ulao Creek Partnership
|A "grass roots effort" to improve the resources in the Ulao Creek Watershed resulted in the
formation of the Ulao Creek Partnership. The mission of the unique private and public partnership is to form an alliance of concerned citizens, landowners, and public and private organizations to protect and improve the water quality and natural habitats in the Ulao Creek Watershed.
Ulao Creek begins as an intermittent stream at the southern limits of the city of Port Washington
and flows south for 8.5 miles, emptying into the Milwaukee River north of Pit Lake in Mequon.
The Partnership is very interested in working with landowners to install various conservation
practices. Many of the practices will be installed utilizing funds from the Milwaukee River Priority Watershed Program, DNR and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The Ozaukee Land Trust is also interested in conservation easements on corridors of the creek.
The town of Grafton, village of Grafton and the city of Mequon will be utilizing DNR and
municipal funds to do a stormwater management plan for the entire Ulao Creek watershed. The stormwater management plan will be an effective tool to help improve water quality and help prevent increased flooding.
Members of the Ulao Creek Partnership Committee include: Tim Kaul, Chairman; Andy
Holschbach, Secretary; Barbara Greenler, Paul Helms, Dan Lynch, Karin Manley, Jane Musich,
Jim Reinartz, Fred Rompelmann, Rick Schmidt, Armin Schwengel, Dave Schwengel, Glenn Stumpf and Gretchen Messer.
Plans will be prepared to address the fishery and water resources, wildlife, forestry and
If you have an interest in helping improve the resources in the Ulao Creek Watershed, please call Andy Holschbach at the Ozaukee County Land and Conservation Department, (262) 284-8271 or 238-8271 (metro).