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Image of The Week, January 20, 2013

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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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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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Restoration Goals for Novel Ecosystems?

A novel, or emerging ecosystem, is one without an analog in the natural environment that develops in response to radically altered environmental conditions caused by social, economic, or cultural activities.   Novel ecosystems include those with urban soil contaminated by … Continue reading

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Restoration and World Water Day

A big impact on the water quality of Lake Wingra, its watershed, and the UW-Madison Arboretum comes from storm water.  Each year, over 110 million cubic feet (over 822 million gallons; or enough to fill several bathtubs) flows overland picking … Continue reading

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Construction Projects and Unintended Negative Impacts Threaten Arboretum

Cumulative Impacts Degrade Arboretum Resources; Compromise Restoration Goals People—and our social/cultural institutions—interact with plant and animal communities/ecosystems in many ways, ranging from preservation to exploitation, and at a variety of scales, from local to global.  Many human interactions with the … Continue reading

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Arboretum Secret Pond Photo Update

The Secret Pond project continues to move ahead with the significant excavation of the pond foot print now complete.  Soil has been piled high on the site and many truckloads of native Arboretum soil  hauled away for disposal. Here are … Continue reading

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Novel Ecosystems and Restoration Targets

Why all the fuss  about the Secret Pond storm water pond project in the UW-Madison Arboretum? I can explain why this restoration ecologist was disappointed in the outcome–but first, some background. The controversy over the Secret Pond storm water pond … Continue reading

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Secret Pond Storm Water Project–Week 2 Update

   

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