Author Archives: RA

8/25-27: WI Farm Technology Days

Dane County will be hosting the 2015 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days! The annual celebration is among the largest in the nation and we are very excited to host! The Office of Lakes and Watersheds will be working closely with agricultural … Continue reading

8/13: Yahara Lakes 101: Weird Lake Weeds

  Have you ever wondered what’s growing in our lakes? You might be surprised. Join us Thursday morning August 13 at The Edgewater to learn more about the strange and fascinating world of underwater plants with WDNR scientist and aquatic plant expert … Continue reading

7/9: Yahara Lakes 101 – Climate, cities, farms

Join us this Thursday morning at The Edgewater to learn about three major issues our lakes face: “Climate, cities and farms: challenges to improving water quality“ About the talk: Keeping excess phosphorus from polluting the Yahara lakes has been a primary goal … Continue reading

6/27: Pheasant Branch Celebration

Friends Celebration Day for Pheasant Branch Conservancy is on Saturday, June 27.  For more details on the events for the day, click on link below: Friends Celebration Day – PC – 8p5x11-email

6/11: Yahara Lakes 101 – Spiny Flea in Mendota

Thurs., June 11 – Dr. Jake VanderZanden Spiny Water Flea and Daphnia in Lake Mendota Speaker Bio: Jake Vander Zanden is a Professor at the Center for Limnology and Department of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a third … Continue reading

6/9: Yahara River Land Purchase

Good news folks! Last Thursday night, the Dane County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of 81 acres along the Yahara River from Bollig Farm Property, LLC. The acquisition will permanently protect the land, including over 1 mile of Yahara … Continue reading

6/9: Springfield Digester Tour

Save the Date for the 3rd Annual Yahara Pride Farm Tour Click to RSVP Please join us for our 2015 farm tour of Ziegler Dairy with a special tour from Gundersen Health System of the Middleton Digester. Learn about the … Continue reading

5/27: MATC Students Rid Algae

AKE ALGAE | SYSTEM’S TRYOUT TO BEGIN IN LATE JUNE MATC students create system to slurp, remove algae from lakes  AMBER ARNOLD — State Journal Click below for the interesting and innovative story on tackling algae in the Yahara Lakes: … Continue reading

5/20: Help Monitor Lake Mendota

by Jake Walsh – UW Limnology original link: http://limnology.wisc.edu/blog/help-us-monitor-mendota-is-clear-water-phase-a-memory/ We’ve written before about how an invasive zooplankton called Bythotrephes longimanus, or “the spiny water flea” (SWF) is eating our native algae-grazing friends, the tiny crustaceans called Daphnia. This is important because, as phosphorus pollution leads … Continue reading

5/18 & 20: Shoreline Trash Pick Up

Dane County’s Spring Shoreline Trash Pickup Begins May 18 Dane County Land and Water Resources Department is sponsoring a Take a Stake in Our Waters Spring Cleanup event. A shoreline trash and aquatic debris pickup from piers on the Yahara Chain … Continue reading