Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dane County Seeks Public Comment On Aquatic Plant Management Plans

Deadlines for public comments on 2013 plan updates range from December 12, 2013 to May 27, 2014. Deadline dates vary by the water body concerned Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission has just issued its final two sets of draft … Continue reading

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How The Verona Road Interchange Project Impacts Its Neighborhood

Madison, WI  November 25, 2013–Those of you who travel Midvale Boulevard and Verona Road or the West Beltline Highway (HIghways 12 & 18 & 151) on Madison’s near SW side are aware of the massive reconstruction and reconfiguration of the … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Lakeside Restoration–Burnham Centennial Prairie

On a blustery November afternoon I took a bike ride south from downtown Chicago to explore the city.  After a few miles of pedaling along the lake shore bike path from Millennium Park,  I passed the landmark McCormick Center and … Continue reading

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Green Storm Water Infrastructure at Minnetrista in Muncie

Minnetrista means “gathering place by the waters”, in this case the White River that flows through Muncie in central Indiana.  Minnetrista is also the name of the home of the F.C.Ball family, the folks who gave their name to Ball … Continue reading

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Visionary Plans for Monroe Street and Lake Wingra Watershed

Recently we’ve been covering green infrastructure programs locally and nationally.    For example earlier posts described the Wisconsin Environmental Initiative’s “Clean Clear Waters Challenge”; and at the national level the Natural Resource Defense Council’s “Rooftops to Rivers” Emerald City program. … Continue reading

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Restoration Spotlight: Society for Ecological Restoration

The Restoration Spotlight is a periodic recognition of individuals, organizations, and restoration projects that exemplify excellence in restoration ecology. It’s appropriate that we start off this series by shinning the spotlight on the Society for Ecological Restoration which recently celebrated … Continue reading

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WEI’s Clean Clear Waters Challenge for Local Builders

If you are interested in conserving and restoring our lands and waters you will be interested in this news release just in from the Wisconsin Environmental Initiative (WEI) inviting you to their latest initiative to move us toward a “sustainable … Continue reading

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