Tosa Watch January to March 2018


Schoonmaker Creek Watercourse System Planning

Please take a look at the proposed alternatives to help alleviate flooding associated with the Schoonmaker Creek watershed.  The area that drains to the Schoonmaker Creek is larger than you think!  2 of the 4 proposed alternatives include razing homes in the Pabst Park and Tosa East Towne Neighborhoods, so please give your feedback to the city by November 30th via their online form.  A link to the city website with all the proposed alternatives, can be found, here.



History about the Schoonmaker Creek, here.

The City of Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer District (MMSD), and Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) recently held an open house on the East Tosa Schoonmaker Flood Study. The extreme rain events of 2010 caused flooding throughout Southeast Wisconsin, including Wauwatosa. The City of Wauwatosa, MMSD, and SEWRPC have been working together on a comprehensive study to understand what possible investments in infrastructure could mitigate this flooding from reoccurring. SEWRPC presented these slides at the November 13 open house on the history of the flooding and Schoonmaker Creek and alternatives for infrastructure to mitigate flooding from reoccurring. Residents are encouraged to complete the comment form online by November 30 and submit their thoughts on this project. Residents can alternatively access a printable PDF version of the comment form here if they wish to mail it in.

Please note that there are no recommendations as to how to proceed at this point in the study process. Members of the public will be able to make written comment at the meeting. The Schoonmaker Creek runs from Kops Park neighborhood in Milwaukee in storm pipes underground to the Washington Highlands, where it is in an open channel until Vliet Street when it goes back underground, and eventually terminates into the Menomonee River.


Nighttime Trick or Treat

Ghosts, Goblins, Princesses and Pirates can Trick or Treat this year on:

Tuesday, October 31st from 6pm-8pm

Any household within the PPNA borders, 60th to 68th from North to Lloyd, may hand out treats. The Fall Newsletter will have the official PPNA Pumpkin to hang in your window to show your participation. This is a PPNA sponsored event, please support your neighborhood association by joining the PPNA or renewing your membership at this time. Glow Lights will be given out to participants at the membership drive. Two year members and those who have mailed in the membership form will have Glow Lights delivered to their home.
There will be two PPNA sponsored CIDER STOPS. At our cider stops, we will be collecting nonperishable food items, toiletries or monetary donations for Tosa Cares. Visit for a list of preferred donation items. Have your little ghost or goblin give a little something back to the community for their basket of goodies! If there is a chill in the air, feel free to grab a warm cup of apple cider at either location.
Cider Stops are 2119 North 61st and 2119 North 66th.
This is a Rain or Shine Event!


Thanks again to OldDogDesign, we have Pabst Park T-shirts in short and long sleeve available for sale. All information is on the order form. Orders must be placed by November 1st. If you submit the form and payment to CoCo, she will deliver the shirts to you upon arrival. Email orders that do not include payment will require payment upon delivery. We are hoping to have the shirts ready for delivery by mid to late November.  Order yours today! Order form, here.



Fall Newsletter Delivery

Our Fall Newsletter is ready for distribution.  Volunteers are needed to deliver the newsletter at your convenience anytime before Sunday, October 8th.  If you can help out with a block, please email with your name and address and the closest block available will be assigned to you. We need about 18-20 volunteers to help with delivery.  Many hands make light work, please volunteer today!