Monthly Archives: February 2014

Fitchburg’s Rapid Land Use Expansion Plans Raise Concerns

Madison, WI February 28, 2014—On Tuesday February 25 the Fitchburg (Dane County, WI) City Council approved plans to expand sewer and water service to just over 900 acres of open space in the uplands south-east of Madison and overlooking Lake … Continue reading

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Study Finds Aluminum Sulfate (Alum) Applications to Control Eutrophication of Lakes May Have Unintended and Untargeted Effects on Ecological Processes

Aluminum sulfate (alum) has been applied to hundreds of eutrophic (nutrient rich) lakes and storm water detention ponds worldwide for over 40 years in a popular remediation practice to control harmful algal blooms by removing excess phosphorous.  The City of … Continue reading

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Monroe Street Reconstruction Listening Session Planned

January 5, 2014 Madison, WI–It seems the long-rumored Monroe Street reconstruction project is now tentatively scheduled to begin in 2015 (from Leonard to Odana Rd) and continuing in 2016 (from Regent St. to Leonard).  Beyond the traditional reconstruction elements of … Continue reading

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Wondering About the Condition of Your Waterway?

Now There is a Way to Satisfy Your Curiosity Wondering about the health of your local lake?  Is the neighborhood stream polluted?   What pollutants were found?  What is being done about it? A nifty new website from the U.S. Environmental … Continue reading

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