County Executive Joe Parisi to Kick Off Celebration June 1 at Olin Park
For a quarter century now, Take a Stake in the Lakes Days volunteers have worked to improve the lakes, streams, and watersheds of Dane County. This year’s event, sponsored by the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission and the Clean Lakes Alliance has scheduled a variety of volunteer activities from June 1-17 (see complete schedule.)
Everyone should find an activity to interest them, from a canoe trip in Cherokee Marsh, paddle boarding on Lake Wingra, and clean-ups of the four big lakes and Lake Wingra. Other events include: a “Fools Flotilla Yahara Waterfront Festival on June 10, a night at Warner Park (the Duck Pond) on June 14, and a volunteer canoe trail clean up at Token Creek on June 9.
Watershed and lake improvement activities in our own Lake Wingra Watershed include Arboretum-sponsored volunteer work parties at Wingra Oak Savanna, Arboretum Core Area, and the Grady Tract. And don’t forget the annual Lake Wingra clean up and Jazz in the Park at Wingra Park on June 16.
For time, place, and contact information about events on Friday June 1, see below information from the official schedule put out by Dane Waters.
“Friday, June 01, 2012
Take a Stake in the Lakes Kick Off Event with Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Lands’ End”
The 25th Annual Take a Stake in the Lakes Days begins as Dane County Executive Joe Parisi welcomes Lands’ End volunteers as they dig in and Take a Stake in the Lakes.
Time and Place: Press conference 10:30 a.m., Olin Park, Madison
Aldo Leopold Nature Center Work Party at Black Earth
VOLUNTEERS WELCOME! Help protect the Black Earth Creek watershed area. Repair trails to prevent erosion and remove invasive plant species to improve habitat quality and diversity at the Black Earth Campus of the Aldo Leopold Nature Center.
RSVP required by May 30 to Alanna Medearis (608) 216-9374
Time and Place: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, 10648 Sutcliffe Road, Black Earth
Contact:Alanna Medearis (608) 216-9374, firstname.lastname@example.org“