Author Archives: RA

6/10-12: C Scow National Regatta

The C Scow National Regatta will be held on Lake Monona on June 10 – 12, 2016.  For details, go to

5/20: Tenney Lock Opening Delayed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date:               March 22, 2016 Contacts:       Darren Marsh, Parks Director (608) 224-3730 John Reimer, Water Engineer (608) 224-3612 Tenney Boat Lock Opening Delayed Dane County Parks announced today that the opening of the Tenney Boat Lock has been … Continue reading

5/7: Rain Barrels & Compost Bin Sale

The City of Madison is holding its annual Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Event at the Alliant Energy Center on Saturday, May 7th from 10am-2pm.  The event is open to all residents of South Central Wisconsin. Rain barrels are a … Continue reading

4/22: Citizen Water Monitors

Spring is in the air, and we’re looking forward to another season of lake monitoring. Thank you again for participating in the program last year. This program wouldn’t be possible without your support. We hope this year to continue improving … Continue reading

4/1: Green fields & blue lakes

Composting grant looks to identify new tools for managing manure Click here to read more…

4/10: Flight of Monarch Butterflies

Friends of Lake Wingra is pleased to announce the Madison premier screening of the nationally recognized movie, Flight of the Butterflies in 3-D.  This 40-minute, child appropriate IMAX film showcases the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly and its’ amazing … Continue reading

3/25: Call for Photos

Dear friends, Our Yahara lakes have many faces and personalities. For the 2015 State of the Lakes Report, we want to highlight their beauty in all seasons, weather and moods.   If you or someone you know has captured a great lake moment … Continue reading

3/21: Tiny Invasive Flea Makes Big Impact

UW – Madison center for Limnology has been studying a tiny aquatic flea which is having both an ecological and economical impact on our lakes.  Click on the link for more details:

3/10: Yahara Lakes 101

Yahara Lakes 101: the future of the Yahara Watershed So many forces pull and tug at our community when it comes to land use, water quality and our lakes. Join us Thursday, March 10th to hear from Dr. Steve Carpenter, Director of … Continue reading

2/11: Yahara Lakes 101

Keeping pollutants out of the water is good for our resources and our pocketbooks. Phosphorus. Road salt. Pharmaceuticals. Once pollutants enter our waterways, it is challenging and costly to remove them. For this month’s Yahara Lakes 101 science cafe, Kathy Lake, … Continue reading