Category Archives: Friends of Lake Wingra

“Flight of the Monarchs” Screening to Raise Funds for Friends of Lake Wingra

From our friends at Friends of Lake Wingra (FoLW) comes this reminder that there are things each of us can do to help the monarch butterfly.  Aiding the monarch is a true act of ecological restoration “Hello monarch lovers, “It’s … Continue reading

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Council Ring Spring

Located just off Arbor Drive and Monroe Street, in the UW-Madison Arboretum, the Council Ring Spring has an average annual flow of 221 gallons per minute. Situated below the Kenneth Jensen Wheeler Council Ring (designed by the famed landscape architect, … Continue reading

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Greening of Monroe Street to be Feature of Monroe Street Festival October 10

Greening Monroe Street The Friends of Lake Wingra, the watershed-based citizens’ group,  has been working with the Wisconsin Environmental Initiative, Edgewood College Sustainability Leadership Program and other partners over the last few months on a plan to carry out some tactical urbanism … Continue reading

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Jazz in the Park Will Be Greener This Year

The 2015 musical event in Wingra Park strives for zero-waste The 24th annual party in the park is a celebration of the Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association (DMNA) and features live jazz music, kid’s activities and a local arts and craft fair.  Jazz … Continue reading

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Edgewood Springs Clean-up Scheduled for June 13, 2015

The Friends of Lake Wingra (FoLW) have scheduled a clean-up of a few Lake Wingra springs for Saturday June 13, 2015 from 9am to 11 am.   The spring, that FoLW is calling “Wingra Springs”, is likely the spring also … Continue reading

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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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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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