Author Archives: RA

5/9: Compost & Rain Barrels

The Annual Compost Bin and Rain Barrel event hosted by the City of Madison is coming and participation is open to residents and non-residents. Mark your calendars for Saturday May 9th for the annual compost bin and rain barrel sale … Continue reading

4/25: Storm Drain Challenge

Here are the details for ​the “Take a Stake” Storm Drain Challenge, a cosponsored event facilitated by the UW Madison Department of Environment, Health, and Safety and the Dane County Office of Lakes and Watersheds and led by the Sierra Student … Continue reading

3/30: Photos Wanted

Dear Friends groups, Lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, Kegonsa, and Wingra have many faces. For the 2014 State of the Lakes Report, we want to highlight their beauty in all seasons, weather, moods and from different vantage points. If you know of someone … Continue reading

Late March: State Budget Meetings

Action Alert March 17, 2015 Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance to Hold Public Hearings on Governor Walker’s 2015-17 State Budget Proposal Consider testifying at a public hearing on the budget! This is your chance to let the powerful Joint Finance … Continue reading

Yahara Watershed – New Water Walk Videos

Dear Dane Stewards, I am writing to let you know about a resource that you all might find useful in your public engagement, especially with students. The UW-Madison’s Water Sustainability and Climate Project and the UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve partnered … Continue reading

3/21: Watershed Tour

Dear Dane County Water Stewards – Eric Booth and I will be leading another watershed tour, traveling around Lake Mendota on Saturday 3/21/15 from 9 am to 2 pm. The group will meet at the Arboretum at 9 am and … Continue reading

3/18: I Wish You Water

Friends, Please join Sustain Dane and Aldo Leopold Nature Center for a free screening of “I Wish You Water,” a keynote from Wallace J. Nichols at the Bioneers Conference held last fall in San Rafael, CA. Nichols The film will … Continue reading

3/18 & 23: Watershed Webinars

Hello, I wanted to remind you of our upcoming communication webinars! The Office of Lakes and Watersheds is sponsoring these webinars and offering free registration to members of the watershed network. The content is intended to help water-related organizations develop … Continue reading

3/12: Yahara Lakes 101

Looks like it will be 50 degrees this Thursday… perfect weather to join us lake-side for another Yahara Lakes 101. Read below and sign up; it may even be warm enough to enjoy a coffee and pastry on the Lake … Continue reading

3/5: Yahara Pride Farms Conference

RSVP by Friday, February 27 at