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11/30: Yard Care Survey

Please participate in the Clean Lakes Alliance online yard-care survey!  The survey takes about 3 minutes to complete, and participation incentives will be offered to those who share their opinions before November 30th.The objective of the survey is to gather “baseline” data … Continue reading

11/1: Lakes to be Lowered

Dane County prepares to transition lakes to winter operating levels For more information contact: Kevin Connors, Director (608)-224-3730 Erika Hotchkiss, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator (608)-224-3762 Email: hotchkiss.erika@countyofdane.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/1/2014 Issued By: Land & Water Resources Department View only releases … Continue reading

10/29: Watershed Network Gathering

The next Dane County Watershed Network Gathering will take place on Wednesday, October 29th from 6-8pm at the UW Arboretum Visitor Center! At the event, we aim to provide several learning tools; including geographical story maps, groundwater models, curricula, data specific to Dane County … Continue reading

10/3: Springfield Biogas Digester

You are invited to join Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Gundersen Health System as we celebrate the opening of our GL Dairy Biogas Digester Project. When: Friday, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. Where: 7167 Schneider Rd., Middleton, WI 53562 The … Continue reading

9/20: Love Your Lakes Yard Signs

Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission has provided the City of Madison with “Love Your Lakes, Don’t Leaf Them!” yard signs, coasters, brochures and flyers for the 2014 leaf season. The materials are all being stored in the Training Room … Continue reading

9/11: Floating Bog Interceptors

Join us at Yahara Lakes 101 this Thursday to learn about an innovative approach to wetland restoration with Dr. Chin Wu:   “Floating Bog Interceptors in Cherokee Marsh” Join us on Thursday, September 11th to learn from Dr. Chin Wu about Floating Bog Interceptors … Continue reading

8/31: Lights on Lake Cancelled

A press release announcing cancellation of the 2014 LIGHTS ON THE LAKES Boat Parade & Fireworks was sent out weeks ago, but many individuals are still inquiring on details of the event.     To prevent individuals from arriving, only to be … Continue reading

8/25: Late Season Aquatic Plants

Lake Users May Notice Late-Season Aquatic Plant Dane County aquatic plant harvesting staff have observed very dense populations of wild celery (Vallisneria americana) on all area lakes, including the Yahara River.  These plant beds provide critical cover and food for … Continue reading

8/21: Lakes & Watershed 2015 Budget Hearing

DANE COUNTY LAKES AND WATERSHED COMMISSION TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON ITS 2015 BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS  Hearing set for August 21, 2014, 5:45 p.m. in City-County Building (Madison, WI) The Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission will hold a public hearing … Continue reading

8/14: Blue Green Algae in Lake Mendota

“Blue-green algae in Lake Mendota: the mystery of the missing nitrogen.” Join us on Thursday, August 14th for Yahara Lakes 101 – this month, we will learn all about cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), with Dr. Katherine (Trina) McMahon. The presentation topic will be … Continue reading