Category Archives: Soil erosion

Storm Water Management versus Ecological Restoration–a review of Pond #1

Fraying of Social and Ecological Connections Sometimes changes to landscape features happen so gradually, and over such a long time frame that we come to take them for granted. If we see them at all, we consider them part of … 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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Image of The Week, January 20, 2013

Cherokee Drive Storm Water Channel

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Start of Controversial Monroe St. Project Validates Neighborhood Concerns About Storm Water Runoff

From the moment this project was first proposed in the Spring of 2013, neighbors and the Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association (DMNA) were concerned that sediment and phosphorous-laden storm water would drain off of the site above and run into the nearby … Continue reading

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How The Verona Road Interchange Project Impacts Its Neighborhood

Madison, WI  November 25, 2013–Those of you who travel Midvale Boulevard and Verona Road or the West Beltline Highway (HIghways 12 & 18 & 151) on Madison’s near SW side are aware of the massive reconstruction and reconfiguration of the … Continue reading

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WEI’s Clean Clear Waters Challenge for Local Builders

If you are interested in conserving and restoring our lands and waters you will be interested in this news release just in from the Wisconsin Environmental Initiative (WEI) inviting you to their latest initiative to move us toward a “sustainable … Continue reading

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Update on Alum Application to Arboretum’s Marion Dunn Pond

As you recall this blog has reported on the proposal from City of Madison Engineering Division to add aluminum sulfate (alum) to the Arboretum’s Marion Dunn storm water pond on Monroe Street.   Now, we have learned that the City has … Continue reading

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Aldo Leopold and the Lake Wingra Watershed

Aldo Leopold knew the Lake Wingra Watershed like the back of his hand.   One wonders what he would say about its condition today? Leopold lived just outside the Lake Wingra Watershed boundary on Van Hise Avenue near West High School … Continue reading

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Soil Destruction Is What It Is

The dictionary defines erosion as the removal of soil by the action of wind, water, and gravity.  Aldo Leopold said that  “the destruction of soil is the most fundamental kind of economic loss that the human race can suffer.”  (Erosion … Continue reading

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