Monthly Archives: March 2015

An Open Letter to City of Madison Alders Regarding Use of Road Salt

Editor’s Note:  This guest post is an open letter that Madison resident Steve Arnold sent this month (March, 2015) to members (alders) of the Madison Common Council.  It concerns Madison’s long-term use of road salt and its persistent impacts on … Continue reading

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Madison Plans to Repair Cherokee Drive Storm Water Channel

The City of Madison Engineering Division has announced its intention to re-grade and stabilize portions of the erosion-prone Cherokee Drive (Nakoma Park) storm water channel on the west side of Nakoma Park, just below Cherokee Drive.  A public information meeting … Continue reading

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Late Winter Springs Report–In Search of Skunk Cabbages

Skunk Cabbage Springs on March 6, 2015 under 12″ of snow. I wandered down to Skunk Cabbage Springs on this early March day to see if the skunk cabbages were up, and maybe even flowering, as they often are this … Continue reading

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Reminder: Lake Wingra Watershed Management Planning Info Meeting Thursday March 26

A planning effort to develop a watershed wide management plan for the Lake Wingra Watershed has been a long-sought goal of the Friends of Lake Wingra (FoLW).  The Friends of Lake Wingra in partnership and cooperation with the City of … Continue reading

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Proposal for Apartments and Retail at 3414 Monroe St. Rejected by Landmarks Commission–Again

The Madison Landmarks Commission rejected, for the second time, a proposal to build new apartments and retail at 3414 Monroe Street, according to a story in the Wisconsin State Journal.  The commission ruled Monday night (03.02.15) that the proposed 4-story, 41,000 … Continue reading

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Proposed Nakoma Park Projects to be Discussed at Public Information Meeting

The City of Madison is holding a public information meeting on Tuesday March 10 to discuss two proposed projects for Nakoma Park that would begin in 2015.  The meeting will be held at Thoreau Elementary School, next to Nakoma Park … Continue reading

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