Category Archives: Lake Wingra Watershed management planning

Throwback Thursday: Wondering About the Condition of Your Waterway?

(Although this post was originally published on February 3, 12014  the topic remains relevant) Now There is a Way to Satisfy Your Curiosity Wondering about the health of your local lake?  Is the neighborhood stream polluted?   What pollutants were found?  … 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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Monroe Street Reconstruction Listening Session Rescheduled for April 10, 2014

An Urban Restoration Opportunity February 7, 2014 Madison, WI–It seems the long-rumored Monroe Street reconstruction project is now tentatively scheduled to begin in 2015 (from Leonard to Odana Rd) and continuing in 2016 (from Regent St. to Leonard).  Beyond the … Continue reading

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Monroe Street Reconstruction Listening Session Planned

January 5, 2014 Madison, WI–It seems the long-rumored Monroe Street reconstruction project is now tentatively scheduled to begin in 2015 (from Leonard to Odana Rd) and continuing in 2016 (from Regent St. to Leonard).  Beyond the traditional reconstruction elements of … Continue reading

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Wondering About the Condition of Your Waterway?

Now There is a Way to Satisfy Your Curiosity Wondering about the health of your local lake?  Is the neighborhood stream polluted?   What pollutants were found?  What is being done about it? A nifty new website from the U.S. Environmental … Continue reading

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Madison Engineering Division Considering Additional Sites for Aluminum Sulfate Application

Watershed planners are recommending that either the Odana Golf Course Pond or the Secret Pond storm water pond in the UW-Madison Arboretum be considered as potential sites for the addition of alum to capture phosphorous in storm water runoff.  This … Continue reading

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Wingra Watershed Planning Steering Team Adjusts Infiltration Goal

Watershed Management Planners Recommend an Achievable Goal of 10% Increased Infiltration Will Retain Long-term Goal of 25% Recovery of Lost Infiltration as Discussion Guide Only From the time of European settlement of the Lake Wingra watershed around the 1830’s to … Continue reading

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Visionary Plans for Monroe Street and Lake Wingra Watershed

Recently we’ve been covering green infrastructure programs locally and nationally.    For example earlier posts described the Wisconsin Environmental Initiative’s “Clean Clear Waters Challenge”; and at the national level the Natural Resource Defense Council’s “Rooftops to Rivers” Emerald City program. … Continue reading

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