Natural Resources

Soil and Water Test Kits
Soil sample bags (free) and drinking water bottles ($3.00) as well as sampling procedures are available at the Sauk County UWEX office.

UW- Soil and Plant Analysis Lab Brochure
UWEX- Central Wisconsin Groundwater Center

geologyRain Gardens
Rain Gardens are small depressed gardens that soak up stormwater that has run off a roof, sidewalk or other paved surface. Check out the demonstration rain gardens located at the United Methodist Church and at the Baraboo Public Library on 4th Street in Baraboo, WI.  Click here for the Rain Gardens: Sustainable Stormwater Managementpresentation at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County’s Sustainability Series.

Sauk County Household Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep –  Sauk County regularly sponsors a Clean Sweep designed to remove and/or recycle hazardous wastes.

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For more information please contact:


Jenny Erickson

Sauk County – UW Extension
West Square Administration Bldg
505 Broadway
Baraboo, WI 53913-2404
Phone: 608-355-3250
Fax: 608-355-3550
jennifer.erickson@ces.uwex.edu