Monthly Archives: November 2014

Large Sewage Spill Near Cherokee Marsh and Yahara River

Madison, WI  November 28, 2014–The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) reported on Wednesday November 26, that a contractor doing work for the utility earlier this month accidentally released about “500,000 gallons of untreated wastewater near Cherokee Golf Course”, according to … Continue reading

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Fitchburg’s Proposed Development Voted Down by Commission

Madison, WI November 19, 2014–Dane County’s Capital Area Regional Planning Commission (CARPC) last week voted against Fitchburg’s plans for its proposed “Northeast Neighborhood”.   According to a story by Capital Times reporter Bryna Godar,  the CARPC, by a 6-5 decision, voted … Continue reading

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A Proposal for an Urban Restoration Ecology Center in Madison, WI

The Idea November 4, 2014–Madison, Wisconsin needs an urban restoration ecology research center to help it create sustainable ecosystems for the future.  An urban restoration ecology center would help Madison and Dane County focus on addressing the ecological, social, and … Continue reading

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