Category Archives: Dane County lakes

Dane County 2015 Budget to Focus on Partnerships to Protect and Clean Up Yahara Lakes

Parisi’s upcoming 2015 budget will put more than $10 million into targeted measures and collaborations to clean up lake-polluting phosphorus September 30, 2015 Madison, WI–According to a press released yesterday by his office, “Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced that his 2015 … Continue reading

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Dane County’s Grant Program to Enhance Lakes

From Melissa Malott in the office of Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, comes this news release announcing a new round of grant applications for projects to benefit Dane County Lakes. “County Now Accepting Grant Applications for Projects That Would Enhance … Continue reading

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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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Late Summer Views of Lake Wingra

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Dane County Offers Grants to Reduce Polluted Urban Runoff

Madison, WI August 15, 2013,   From the office of Dane County Executive Joe Parisi comes the encouraging news that $1.5 million in Urban Water Quality grants is available this year to county municipalities to upgrade and improve storm water pipelines … Continue reading

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Alum Application Trial Public Info Meeting Scheduled

The City of Madison Engineering Department announced publicly on Tuesday Feb. 26, 2013,  that it will hold a public information meeting next Thursday March 7 at 6:30 pm in Predolin Hall, Room 114 of Edgewood College.  The purpose of the … Continue reading

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Lake Wingra Aquatic Plant Management

According to the Friends of Lake Wingra (FOLW)  and Dane County officials, the Dane County Land and Water Resources Department will hold a public information meeting on Tuesday December 13th to discuss results of the latest Lake Wingra plant sampling, 2012 … Continue reading

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Yahara Lakes: Implementing a Vision on Nov. 9

If  you are interested in the health of Lake Wingra and the rest of the Madison lakes, then consider attending the symposium on Nov. 9 called,  “Yahara Lakes: Implementing a Vision”.   Register today for the conversation and learning experience … Continue reading

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Purple Loosestrife Persists in Lake Wingra Wetlands

Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) the introduced, invasive pest plant of wetlands and other habitats, and known for its showy rose-purple flowers, is having a very good year in the wetlands and near-shore areas of Lake Wingra. Purple loosestrife is a … Continue reading

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The Council Spring

The Council Spring, in the UW-Madison Arboretum,  is one of the 13 or more remaining active springs around Lake Wingra.  (The number depends upon whether one identifies a spring complex as one “spring” or counts the individual spring channels as … Continue reading

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