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8/25-27: WI Farm Technology Days

Dane County will be hosting the 2015 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days! The annual celebration is among the largest in the nation and we are very excited to host! The Office of Lakes and Watersheds will be working closely with agricultural … Continue reading

6/27: Pheasant Branch Celebration

Friends Celebration Day for Pheasant Branch Conservancy is on Saturday, June 27.  For more details on the events for the day, click on link below: Friends Celebration Day – PC – 8p5x11-email

6/11: Yahara Lakes 101 – Spiny Flea in Mendota

Thurs., June 11 – Dr. Jake VanderZanden Spiny Water Flea and Daphnia in Lake Mendota Speaker Bio: Jake Vander Zanden is a Professor at the Center for Limnology and Department of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a third … Continue reading

6/9: Springfield Digester Tour

Save the Date for the 3rd Annual Yahara Pride Farm Tour Click to RSVP Please join us for our 2015 farm tour of Ziegler Dairy with a special tour from Gundersen Health System of the Middleton Digester. Learn about the … Continue reading

5/20: Help Monitor Lake Mendota

by Jake Walsh – UW Limnology original link: http://limnology.wisc.edu/blog/help-us-monitor-mendota-is-clear-water-phase-a-memory/ We’ve written before about how an invasive zooplankton called Bythotrephes longimanus, or “the spiny water flea” (SWF) is eating our native algae-grazing friends, the tiny crustaceans called Daphnia. This is important because, as phosphorus pollution leads … Continue reading

5/18 & 20: Shoreline Trash Pick Up

Dane County’s Spring Shoreline Trash Pickup Begins May 18 Dane County Land and Water Resources Department is sponsoring a Take a Stake in Our Waters Spring Cleanup event. A shoreline trash and aquatic debris pickup from piers on the Yahara Chain … Continue reading

5/11: Water Symposium

Hello Dane Stewards, In case you didn’t already get the word, Monday, May 11 8:15am-12:45pmis the Water@UWMadison symposium, which will feature short presentations by a bunch of UW-Madison faculty about their water-related research. The event is free, and details are … Continue reading

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5/9: Compost & Rain Barrels

The Annual Compost Bin and Rain Barrel event hosted by the City of Madison is coming and participation is open to residents and non-residents. Mark your calendars for Saturday May 9th for the annual compost bin and rain barrel sale … Continue reading

5/7: County Purchases Yahara River Property

County Executive Parisi Announces Bollig Acquisition Today, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Dane County has an accepted Offer to Purchase approximately 81 acres from Bollig Farm Property LLC, the acquisition will be introduced tonight at the Dane County Board. … Continue reading

4/25: Storm Drain Challenge

Here are the details for ​the “Take a Stake” Storm Drain Challenge, a cosponsored event facilitated by the UW Madison Department of Environment, Health, and Safety and the Dane County Office of Lakes and Watersheds and led by the Sierra Student … Continue reading