Tag 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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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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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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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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Road Salt Is a Year Round Contaminant of Wisconsin Waters

In some Wisconsin rivers levels of chloride concentrations exceed by 10 to 15 times the  levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to protect aquatic life such as fish, amphibians, and crustaceans, according to a recent story … 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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