Author Archives: RA

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

7/10: Watershed in 55 Years

What will our watershed look like in 55 years? Join Clean Lakes Alliance on Thursday, July 10th for Yahara Lakes 101 with Dr. Eric Booth to learn about envisioning our watershed’s future. In his talk, Dr. Booth will explain the motivation behind the Yahara … Continue reading

6/28: Rhythm & Booms Lake Info

DANE COUNTY PARKS EXTENDS TENNEY LOCK HOURS FOR RHYTHM & BOOMS and 4th OF JULY HOLIDAY WEEKEND  There will be extended Tenney Lock hours for Rhythm and Booms on Saturday June 28th and for the Fourth of July Holiday weekend from July 3rd through July 6th.  … Continue reading

6/25: Edgewater Pier Proposal

Notice of Pending Application/Public Hearing for Proposed Edgewater Pier The public hearing is scheduled for 5:30 pm on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 to be located at the WDNR Fitchburg Service Center, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Fitchburg, in the Gathering Waters conference room. … Continue reading

6/20: Limnology Open House Event

Modern limnology in North America was born right here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Today, scientists from across Wisconsin, the nation. and the globe are doing world-class freshwater research right on the shore of Lake Mendota – exploring issues like invasive … Continue reading

6/12: Yahara Lakes 101

How do wetlands impact the quality of our lakes? Please join us at Yahara Lakes 101 this Thursday to find out! Dr. Calvin DeWitt, nationally-renowned ecologist, will teach us about the functions served by our local wetland system, how these functions sustain the quality … Continue reading