Monthly Archives: December 2013

Start of Controversial Monroe St. Project Validates Neighborhood Concerns About Storm Water Runoff

From the moment this project was first proposed in the Spring of 2013, neighbors and the Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association (DMNA) were concerned that sediment and phosphorous-laden storm water would drain off of the site above and run into the nearby … Continue reading

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Image of the Week–December 13, 2013

Prairie Restoration by the McHenry County (Illinois) Conservation District Here is a little visual prairie tonic for those of us in the snow-covered part of the United States who are missing our beloved prairie grasses and forbs and can’t wait … Continue reading

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Madison Committee on the Environment to Discuss Sentinel Species and Energy Benchmarking

The Committee on the Environment for the City of Madison (Wisconsin) will discuss the possible designation of sentinel (fish) species for the Madison lakes and the creation of energy benchmarking requirements for certain types (public and commercial) of  buildings in … Continue reading

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Social and Environmental Justice For Allied Dr. Neighborhood Dealt Setback by Highway Project

Did Madison Keep its Promise to the Neighborhood? In 2004 the City of Madison, under the leadership of then-Mayor David J. Cieslewicz, produced a neighborhood planning document called “A Vision for the Allied Community.”  In this document Mayor Dave, as … Continue reading

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Image of the Week–Winter Sunrise at Arbor Drive

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City of Madison Hosts Brownfields Assessment Kickoff Meeting

Madison, WI  December 4, 2013.  Last night City staff briefed a small group of citizens on its new program to inventory, characterize, investigate and conduct remediation planning on brownfield sites in the City of Madison. During the meeting City staff … Continue reading

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Brownfields Identifed in Lake Wingra Watershed

The City of Madison will  host a Brownfields Assessment Program Kickoff meeting on Tuesday December 3, 2013 at which time the public will receive an overview of the City’s Brownfields Assessment Program and citizens will also be given an opportunity … Continue reading

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