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January 31 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

Join us for this FREE virtual event to learn from women leading water and sustainability efforts in Wisconsin! Register to receive the Zoom link and watch virtually.

About the Talk

Hear from  women about their role, research, and practice in water and sustainability. This special event duHear from  women about their role, research, and practice in water and sustainability. This special event during Frozen Assets week will feature an emceed panel discussion from three women working in water and sustainability in our community.

About our Speakers

Daphne Joyce Wu is a current senior at Middleton High School. She has been involved with sustainability efforts since she was in middle school, and grew increasingly concerned about climate change through high school. When she was a freshman, she began the Environmental Committee, which then combined with the school’s Ecology Club to form what is now Green Team. Green Team currently consists of more than 100 students and have turned out many environmental projects throughout the years, reducing the ecological imprint of the school and its population. Current projects include shifting single-use markers to refillable ones, recycling all writing utensils, visiting elementary schools, recycling batteries, single-use masks, and sneakers, reducing fast fashion through a school-wide Instagram thrifting account, and putting sustainability tips on the TVs. In college, she hopes to double major in economics and environmental studies. Daphne hopes to work on a national or international level in writing sustainability policies and regulations that will promote a sustainable future.

Dr. Margaret Lumley graduated with her PhD in Chemistry from UW-Madison in the summer of 2020. During her PhD, she worked to develop a technology that can be used to remove and recover salt, and specifically chloride, from water. In Madison, the widespread use of water softener salt and road salt lead to elevated salt concentrations in wastewater. Wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove dissolved salt and so that salt ultimately gets discharged to the environment. Dissolved salt contains chloride, which is harmful to freshwater aquatic species. The technology Margaret and her team have developed provides an affordable and energy-efficient strategy to remove and recover chloride from water to preserve freshwater ecosystems. High chloride concentrations are an issue across the Midwest and Northeast as water softener salt and road salt abound in these regions. Margaret recently formed a startup, ChloBis Water, Inc., with her former PhD advisor and another researcher to commercialize their technology. They were recently awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I grant from the National Science Foundation, and Margaret will transition to working as the full-time CEO of ChloBis Water in February 2022.

Dr. Marissa Jablonski is an accomplished water engineer, environmental advisor, and plastics-reduction expert who has worked in more than 45 countries. Her way of understanding and engaging in complex interactions between human beings and environmental systems, combined with her skills in storytelling and systems processes, make her a much sought after consultant and public speaker. Marissa is an advocate for minorities and women in STEM fields and served as coordinator of NSF’s FORTE program during 2009-2015. During that time, she also designed an internationally recognized project that engaged with informal dye industries in rural India to affordably clean their wastewater. Marissa’s innovative outlook on research, business, and life has won her many awards and praise from groups that include the National Science Foundation, Philanthropic Education Organization, Mondialogo, and the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board.

Event Details

This event will be held online via Zoom. The online talk is free and open to the public. A link to access the talk LIVE will be sent to all registered attendees ahead of the event.

Partners

We are excited to partner with Doyenne on this event. Doyenne unleashes and ignites the power and potential of women entrepreneurs to create entrepreneurial ecosystems where all women thrive.

Clean Lakes Alliance events are also produced in partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, with presenting sponsors First Weber Foundation and Johnson Financial Group, hosting sponsor The Edgewater, supporting sponsor National Guardian Life Insurance Company, and media partner WKOW 27 News.

Frozen Assets Festival

This event is part of Clean Lakes Alliance’s week-long Frozen Assets Festival . Every year, the Frozen Assets Festival raises the profile of our lakes as one of our community’s greatest assets. With over 10,000 attendees in 2020, Frozen Assets raised more than $130,000 for our lakes! Since 2012, Frozen Assets has raised $1,200,000 for lake improvement projects, educational programs, and water quality monitoring.

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Yahara Lakes 101 Women in Water & Sustainability

February 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

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Yahara Lakes 101: Women in Water & Sustainability

Join Clean Lakes Alliance for this FREE edition of Yahara Lakes 101 to learn from women leading water and sustainability efforts in Wisconsin!

About the Talk

Join Clean Lakes Alliance for this FREE edition of Yahara Lakes 101 to learn from women leading water and sustainability efforts in Wisconsin! All registered guests will receive a complimentary beverage and free parking at The Edgewater. A special thanks to Fields Auto for sponsoring guest parking for this event!

About our Speakers

Marie Raboin is the owner of Brix Cider in Mount Horeb and a Grazing Specialist with the Dane County Land & Water Resources Department. She will discuss sustainable farming and how the farm-to-table movement is a way to strengthen rural communities.

Raboin has been working in sustainable agriculture for over 15 years. She spent ten years with the Natural Resources Conservation service, two years directing an NGO in Sub-Saharan Africa, and three years in the agronomy department at UW-Madison before moving to Dane County Land Conservation. In 2017 Marie and her husband started Brix Cider LLC, a locally grown and locally produced hard cider company and farm-to-table restaurant in Mount Horeb. They source raw ingredients for both the cider and the restaurant from farmers in and around Dane County who practice regenerative and sustainable agriculture. 

Christy Remucal leads the Aquatic Chemistry group at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and is the Director of the Water Science and Engineering Laboratory. She is a faculty member in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, the Environmental Chemistry & Technology Program, and the Limnology & Marine Science Program. She will discuss her lake research on addressing water quality challenges in Wisconsin.

Remucal holds an MS (2004) and a PhD (2009) in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS (2003) in Environmental Engineering Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining the UW-Madison faculty, Christy completed a post-doc in the Institute for Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Carrie Sanders is the CEO of Hope Community Capital and a faculty member of the Social Innovation & Sustainability Leadership (SISL) Graduate Program at Edgewood College. She will discuss opportunities for sustainability in community development.

Sanders is a community development consultant, teacher, lifelong learner, and social innovator who seeks to cultivate equitable, sustainable communities through community development finance aimed at supporting people, projects, and organizations that advance well-being for all. After 15 years in various roles focused on community development and social innovation, Carrie knows that for an outcome to be equitable and effective it has to be not only rooted in, but driven by those who will be impacted the most.

She received undergraduate training at William Jewell College with degrees in music and political science and received a graduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology earning a master’s in City Planning with focus on community development finance. Carrie enjoys seeing a project through to the end and is especially energized to have the opportunity to walk alongside a visionary leader to drive implementation of systems-level, social change projects. Her favorite spot to enjoy Madison’s beautiful lakes is Warner Beach.

Haddie McLean (moderator) is a meteorologist on News 3 Now This Morning on WISC-TV. She is an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and has forecasted southern Wisconsin’s weather for the last 20 years. Haddie lives in Madison with her husband and three children. She loves to experiment with new recipes in the kitchen on her quest to get her children to LIKE healthy foods.

Event Details

The event is held at The Edgewater. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the program begins at 4 p.m. Networking and time to ask the presenters questions will begin at 4:45 p.m. The event will conclude at 6 p.m.

Registration is FREE and required for all attendees. All registered attendees will receive a complimentary beverage and parking at The Edgewater.

Yahara Lakes 101 Lecture Series

Yahara Lakes 101 is a series of educational events open to the public and a great chance for residents to learn more about the science behind the issues that affect our lakes. Each month we feature a different expert to make the science accessible and interesting to non-technical audiences.

The series is produced in partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, with presenting sponsors First Weber Foundation and Johnson Financial Group, hosting sponsor The Edgewater, supporting sponsor National Guardian Life Insurance Company, and media partner the Isthmus.

Frozen Assets Festival

This special edition of Yahara Lakes 101 is part of Clean Lakes Alliance’s week-long Frozen Assets Festival & Fundraiser. Every year, Frozen Assets raises the profile of our lakes as one of our community’s greatest assets. Since 2011, Frozen Assets has raised more than $1.1 million for our lakes.

Learn more about Frozen Assets.

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Karin Swanson with Clean Lakes Alliance

“Our Yahara lakes are the center of our community. They are our biggest parks and provide opportunity for recreation, engagement, education, and connection. We must protect our lakes for future generations to use and enjoy.”

Karin Swanson

KARIN SWANSON
Marketing & Communications Manager

Karin has been the Marketing & Communications Manager at Clean Lakes Alliance since 2018. In her role, Karin creates and manages content for the Clean Lakes Alliance website and social media pages. Karin manages content for the monthly Lake-O-Gram, Greater Madison Lake Guide, and the State of the Lakes Annual Report. She also supports major events and produces material for various internal and external communications.

Before coming to Clean Lakes Alliance, Karin worked as a Meteorologist for two television stations in Madison, Wisconsin and two television stations in Wausau, Wisconsin. She is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist through the American Meteorological Society and a member of the National Weather Association.

Karin also worked for two private forecasting companies, providing forecasts to various cities and counties, radio stations, construction companies, golf courses, power companies, and ski resorts. Karin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science and in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000.

Karin’s love of the lakes developed when she was a child living in Minnesota. She spent many summer weekends at her grandparents’ cabin on a lake in northern Minnesota. She learned to swim, canoe, fish, and drive a boat on that lake. Her love of the lakes continued in college when she was a member of the University of Wisconsin Women’s Lightweight Rowing Team. Her (very early) mornings were spent on Lake Mendota rowing with her team, or beside the lake on an ergometer.

Karin lives in Fitchburg with her husband and super sweet son and daughter. When Karin isn’t at work she’s busy playing chauffeur for her kids’ many activities, she enjoys cooking, hiking, camping, and exploring in her free time.

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Join Clean Lakes Alliance for FREE ice skating, s’mores, networking, sleigh rides, and more!​

Get ready for a full slate of activities on ice and on land at the 2020 Frozen Assets Festival! Clean Lakes Alliance’s sixth annual winter festival is expanding to a full week of fun at The Edgewater in Madison, Wisconsin from Sunday, February 2nd through Saturday, February 8th.  

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Frozen Assets raises more than $1,000,000 net since 2012!

With more than 6,000 visitors joining us at The Edgewater and on Lake Mendota, Frozen Assets raised more than $127,000 net for our lakes this year. THANK YOU to all of our sponsors, guests, volunteers, and event partners who made the festival and fundraiser a huge success!

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Lands’ End and to our platinum sponsor The Edgewater. Lands’ End provides critical funding and apparel to keep our staff and volunteers warm. The Edgewater and its staff were incredible hosts of the festival and fundraiser for the FIFTH year in a row!

Funds raised will be used to purchase easements for three miles of buffer strips, which help capture nutrient-rich runoff from farm fields before it enters our lakes. See some of the other projects we’ve been up to since our founding in 2010.

Keep reading for a recap of the event and respond to our survey below to give us feedback about how we can make next year even better!

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Yahara Lakes 101 - If the Waters Could Speak: Ho-Chunk Lifeways over calm lake with grassy shoreline

March 13, 2019 @ 3:00 am 4:00 am

Yahara Lakes 101 - If the Waters Could Speak: Ho-Chunk Lifeways over calm lake with grassy shoreline

If the Waters Could Speak: Ho-Chunk Lifeways

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About the talk

If the waters could speak, what would they say? In this month’s Yahara Lakes 101 talk, Ho-Chunk tribal member Janice Rice will share the history of the Ho-Chunk homelands and tell stories of the Teejop and Four Lakes Region. From this perspective, Janice will touch upon the lifeways of our waters and how important they are to us all.

About our speaker

Janice Rice, member of Ho-Chunk Nation, is an Emerita librarian of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a focus on American Indian literature, culture, and history. Her education degree comes with an area of concentration in American Indian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She earned an MLS and MLS Advanced degrees in American Indian Librarianship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Janice is a recipient of the Women of Color in Education Awards from University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-System, as well as the Distinguished Librarian Award from the American Indian Library Association. She was recently selected as a Clan Mother for Ho-Chunk Nation and has devoted her energy to the revitalization and preservation of Ho-Chunk language and culture.

Event Details

This event is at The Edgewater. Come at 7:30 a.m. for a meet-and-greet and to enjoy your coffee, pastries, and fruit. The program begins at 8 a.m., and class is dismissed by 9 a.m. Complimentary event parking will be available at The Edgewater. Admission is FREE for Friends of Clean Lakes. If you are not a Friend, admission is $10 per event. Registration for each event is requested for all attendees.

Yahara Lakes 101 Lecture Series

Yahara Lakes 101 is a series of educational events open to the public and a great chance for residents to learn more about the science behind the issues that affect our lakes. Each month we feature a different expert to make the science accessible and interesting to non-technical audiences. The series is produced in partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, with hosting sponsor The Edgewater, presenting sponsor First Weber Group, supporting sponsor The Evjue Foundation, and media sponsor The Isthmus.

Details

Date:
March 13, 2019
Time:
3:00 am – 4:00 am
Cost:
$10
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Clean Lakes Alliance
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New races, Kites over Mendota, and other family-friendly events announced

MADISON, Wis. — After unseasonable rain, the return of cold temperatures and a dose of winter white helped Lake Mendota stay solid for Frozen Assets! Back for a third year, the three-day, free family-friendly festival expects to draw near 10,000 people throughout the weekend. Frozen Assets is made possible thanks to title sponsors CG Schmidt, Hovde Properties, Lands’ End Outfitters, Spectrum Brands, and is hosted by platinum sponsor, The Edgewater. 

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