Author Archives: RA

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

6/23: New Interactive Watershed Map

In an effort to help county residents better understand the concept of a “watershed” and better connect with their local water resources, the Office of Lakes and Watersheds has created an interactive online map. This map has different layers that … Continue reading

6/16: Videos

Clean Lakes Alliance is proud to announce the addition of weekly videos to summarize key data coming from Here is a link to the first video:

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

6/4: Black Earth Creek Habitat Snapshot Day

On June 4th, join River Alliance of Wisconsin, Black Earth Creek Watershed Association, Southern Wisconsin Trout Unlimited, Dane County Land and Water Resources Department, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to participate in Black Earth Creek Habitat Snapshot Day … Continue reading

5/26: Mendota Cty Park Improved Beach

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi Opens New Improved Beach and Water Access at Mendota County Park In Time For Memorial Day Today, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi celebrated the grand opening of the  improved beach and lake at the Mendota … Continue reading

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