Washington Highlands
Schoonmaker Creek
Dear Washington Highlands Neighbors, 
 
Our neighborhood's creek is part of a larger Schoonmaker Creek watershed that runs through NW Milwaukee and Wauwatosa before emptying into the Menomonee River just south of us. The watershed has experienced repeated flooding over the years, and the city of Wauwatosa asked the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) to analyze options for mitigating the flooding. In 2017 the city reviewed a draft proposal for plans for the watershed. The final report is now complete and available here
 
The board feels it is crucial to get this information to neighbors for your review. Per a Wauwatosa city engineer, community hearings about the plans will begin this fall or early 2022 pending COVID. The WHA board meets monthly and will continue to work with our elected officials to advocate for our neighborhood but the scope of this project is beyond the abilities and service of the board alone.  We seek individuals interested in forming an advocacy group to report to the board and potentially share information with the neighborhood at the annual meeting. If you are interested in joining, please email me.
 
Thank you, 
Abby Neuberger and the Washington Highlands Board