Author Archives: RA

12/8: When will Lake Mendota freeze?

  UW-Madison Center for Limnology Blog When Will Lake Mendota Freeze? Posted: 08 Dec 2014 12:00 AM PST Last week, John Magnuson, director emeritus of the Center for Limnology, spoke at UW Limnology’s weekly Wednesday seminar about lake ice trends in our warming … Continue reading

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

11/11: Dane County Parks Celebration

    Please Join us to Celebrate 25 Years of Volunteerism in Dane County Parks! Tuesday, November 11th 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Brink Lounge 701 E Washington Ave Madison, WI Program begins at 5:45 p.m. highlighting the work … 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