Monthly Archives: June 2012

8/5 – Cap City Band Esther Beach

August 5:  Capitol City Band at Esther Beach 4-5 p.m.

7/29 – AquaPalooza

AquaPalooza – Sunday, July 29, 2012 Where:  Picnic Point on Lake Mendota in Madison This one is for the boaters. A day-long celebration of sun and fun on the lake, AquaPalooza is a hit and a hoot!  Part of a … Continue reading

6/27 Low Lake Levels

LOW LAKE LEVELS – RAIN IS NEEDED! Update from Carol Gillen, YLA board member On June 27, 2012, Carol Gillen spoke with Kevin Connors, Director, Dane County Lake and Water Resources Department, about the low lake levels after hearing from … Continue reading

Dane Cty Receives $1.3M to Improve Water Quality

DATE: June 19, 2012 Dane County has been awarded $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help restore the water quality of area lakes and streams, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced today. … Continue reading

7/21 – Paddle & Portage

Paddle and Portage – July 21 Get set for the excitement on Saturday, July 21, 2012. The 33rd annual Paddle & Portage Canoe Race welcomes long-time competitors and new paddlers to this one-of-a-kind Madison event. Hundreds of participants paddle the lakes and … Continue reading

7/13 – Budget Input Needed

Lakes & Watershed Commission Needs Your Input! from Marcia Hartwig, Dane County Lakes & Watershed Commission State law requires the Dane County Lakes & Watershed Commission to review water-resource-related budgets of relevant county departments. The budget review process was designed … Continue reading

Lake Monona Water Walk July 6-8

Lake Monona Water Walk Join in 3 days of festivities culminating in a walk aroundLake Monona to raise awareness, appreciation, and gratitude for the waters of our community and our world.  The LakeMonona Water Walk will be led by Grandmother Josephine Mandamin & William Waterway Marks. Schedule of Activities: … Continue reading

Great News for Our Waterways

Dane County is teaming with Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and 30 other cities, villages, and towns throughout the Yahara Watershed to implement a ground-breaking effort, to reduce amounts of algae-forming phosphorus that enter area streams, rivers and lakes, Dane … Continue reading

UW Limnology Open House June 22

You are probably already aware of the world-class freshwater research going on right here in Madison. But we are hoping to spread the word by inviting the public to Hasler Lab’s first-ever open house! We would be honored if you could … Continue reading

Annual Dinner Mtg – 6/19

YLA’s Annual Dinner Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19 at Blackhawk Country Club.  Click here for details.