Tag Archives: lake wingra watershed

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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Gorham Springs (aka Duck Pond Springs) on Nakoma Road: a review of “invasive species impacts”

Nakoma Road and  Monroe Street are two of the busiest thoroughfares in Madison.  But just a few feet away from where these two traffic arteries intersect, is one of the few remaining natural springs in the Lake Wingra Watershed. Just … Continue reading

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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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Update on Madison’s Effort to Control Japanese Knotweed Along SW Bike Path

City Making Progress on Controlling Japanese Knotweed An inspection this spring (2016) showed that last fall’s (2015) herbicide application to the knotweed infestation resulted in a reduction in the number of knotweed stems and a reduction in the total area … Continue reading

Posted in City of Madison Engineering Division, Community-based restoration, invasive plants, Japanese knotweed, Lake Wingra Watershed, SW Bike Path | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Madison Tackles Japanese Knotweed Along SW Bike Path

City Initiates Multi-Year Effort to Eradicate the Pest Plant In August of this year, contractors hired by the City of Madison Engineering division, began a concerted effort to contain two large, well-established Japanese knotweed patches along the SW Bike Path. … Continue reading

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Launch Event for DMNA Nature and History Trail on July 9, 2015

A new walking and biking path linking neighborhood and watershed green spaces and historic sites will be launched Thursday evening July 9, 2015 from 7-8:30 pm.  The Nature and History Trail map will also be unveiled at the kickoff event. … 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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Leopold’s Arboretum–It’s Drowning in Stormwater and Needs Upstream Help

One of the questions that this blog asks is how the science and practice restoration ecology is utilized to address environmental issues and restoration opportunities in urban areas.   This blog examines the challenges and opportunities of restoration ecology through … Continue reading

Posted in Aldo Leopold, Cattails, Ecological restoration, Groundwater, Human impacts on restorations, Lake Wingra, Lake Wingra Watershed, Negotiated landscape, Negotiating restoration outcomes, Phosphorus in storm water, Restoration ecology, Restoration in Madison Wisconsin | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday Filming and Frolic at Vilas Park

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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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