Dear Friends of Clean Lakes,

Clean Lakes Alliance has accomplished a lot in 2014, thanks to the support of donors like you. In this issue of Waves in the Watershed, we’ll share the latest progress towards clean lakes and healthy communities. Here are some highlights:

  • Money for the LakesCity of Middleton logo
    Working with our partner, Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy, we helped secure funding to improve stormwater quality at a critical gateway to the Yahara lakes by helping to pass the City of Middleton stormwater utility referendum. The utility will provide dedicated dollars for stormwater management, reducing the amount of phosphorus and sediment that ends up in the lakes.
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Clean Lakes Alliance - NALMS Award

TAMPA, Fla. — Last night, at its 34th annual international symposium, the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) awarded Clean Lakes Alliance of Dane County the 2014 Technical Merit Award for Public Education and Outreach.

NALMS awards are intended to recognize outstanding contributions to the science of lake and watershed management. The Public Education and Outreach award is given annually to an individual, group, or program that has creatively and effectively contributed to the development and dissemination of watershed management or related educational programs, materials, or assistance.

James Tye, Clean Lakes Alliance Executive Director, accepted the award on behalf of the organization during the closing banquet in front of hundreds of lake leaders, scientists, advocates, and government officials. During the ceremony, even the presenter of the award was taken aback by the amount of work Clean Lakes Alliance does on an annual basis to get more people involved.

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