Monthly Archives: December 2012

Ecological Restoration Celebrations and Solstice Bonfires

Human societies and cultures have long staged Summer and Winter Solstice, and Equinox celebrations to honor or renew the connections of one human to another and to celebrate the relationships of humans to the rest of nature.  Bonfires are usually … Continue reading

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Soil Destruction Is What It Is

The dictionary defines erosion as the removal of soil by the action of wind, water, and gravity.  Aldo Leopold said that  “the destruction of soil is the most fundamental kind of economic loss that the human race can suffer.”  (Erosion … Continue reading

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Lake Wingra Aquatic Plant Management

According to the Friends of Lake Wingra (FOLW)  and Dane County officials, the Dane County Land and Water Resources Department will hold a public information meeting on Tuesday December 13th to discuss results of the latest Lake Wingra plant sampling, 2012 … Continue reading

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Curtis Prairie Self-Guided Walking Tour

Visitors to the UW-Madison Arboretum can now walk the trails and learn about urban impacts on the Arboretum as they follow the path of  storm water runoff as it flows through Curtis Prairie, “the world’s oldest ecologically restored prairie”,  courtesy … Continue reading

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