Category Archives: Freshwater resources

Recent News About Water

Here are a few recent news items about drinking water, the midwestern floods of Spring 2019, and a legislative proposal (in Wisconsin) to promote hydrological restoration. The Water Access Gap Across the United States From the group Digdeep.org comes a … Continue reading

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Across the Nation, PFAS Are In America’s Drinking Water Supplies

And here at home in Dane County A new report from the Environmental Working Group shows that a group of toxic fluorinated chemicals or “PFAS” have been detected at more than 1300 sites, in 49 states, putting more than 100 million … Continue reading

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Yahara Watershed Academy Accepting Applications

  From the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, comes this announcement of the second Yahara Watershed Academy. Because the WingraSprings blog serves the Lake Wingra Watershed, a sub-watershed of the Yahara River Watershed, in this … Continue reading

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Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Demolition at 3414 Monroe Street

The Madison Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on April 20, 2015 to consider revised plans for demolition and commercial/residential construction at 3414 Monroe Street at the corner of Glenway Street. The four story mixed-used proposal calls for street … Continue reading

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Madison’s Freshwater Resources

This early point in 2015 is a good opportunity to share with you the subjects this blog will cover in the coming year. Among the topics we will be reporting on include, the springs and Madison’s other freshwater resources; restoration … Continue reading

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