Author Archives: RA

2019 YLA Board Member Nominees

YLA is led by a group of up to 18 Board of Directors elected by our membership.  Each year, 6 board members are elected to serve 3 year terms. The following is a list of nominees (and their bios) for … Continue reading

5/3: CLA’s Save Our Lake Breakfast

CLA’s (Clean Lakes Alliance) Annual Save Our Lakes breakfast will be held May 3 from 7:00 – 9:15 a.m. Please support CLA’s efforts in cleaning up our area lakes! For more event details, go to

10/26: Winter Salt Maintenance

Have you ever been walking in the winter and seen areas where too much salt has been applied to sidewalks, parking lots, or roads? Have you wondered what you can do to help encourage best practices that reduce salt usage … Continue reading

10/22: Vintage Ice Boat Show

Vintage Iceboat Show:   If you’re one of those sailors who’s looked out across the ice from the comfort of the Edgewater, Springers or a warm car parked at a boat landing and thought, “Wow, look at those things go. … Continue reading

10/9: Flight of the Butterflies

The Friends of Lake Wingra is sponsoring the following event: Flight of the Butterflies (documentary) AMC IMAX 3D Theatre in Fitchburg Sunday, Oct 9, 2016 at 10:45 a.m. – noon Tickets are available online at

10/1: Water’s Edge Photography

Thank you to all of the photographer’s that submitted images to the Beyond the Water’s Edge photography contest and also to all of you that took the time to go online and vote for your favorites.  A selection of photographs … Continue reading

9/26: Removing Phosphosorous Streambeds

Hidden streambed phosphorus key to lake cleanup, county says (Source:  9.26.16) Millions of dollars have been spent to reduce the amount of nutrient-laden soil that runs off farm fields into Dane County waterways, where it creates masses of weeds, … Continue reading

7/18 & 25: Shoreline Debris Pick Up

Attention Shoreline Residents: The annual Take a Stake in Our Waters shoreline trash and aquatic debris collection by Dane County Lakes Management barges begins on: Lakes Mendota & Kegonsa · Monday, July 18, 2016 Lakes Monona & Waubesa · Monday, … Continue reading

7/14: Yahara Lakes 101 – Invasive Species

Yahara Lakes 101 on Thursday, July 14, 2016 presents – “The past, present, and future of invasive species in Madison’s lakes” with Dr. Jake Walsh. Yahara Lakes 101 – Lake Science Cafe Thursday, July 14th; 8 – 9 a.m. The Edgewater 1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison, WI 53703 Ballroom B, … Continue reading

6/27: Dane County to Award $1.4M in Grants

Dane County Looks to Award Communities $1.4 Million in Grants for Clean Water Projects Dane County is again accepting applications from local municipalities for its “Urban Water Quality Grant Program” to assist with projects aimed at cleaning up urban runoff … Continue reading