Clean Lakes 101

Learn more about the science behind the issues impacting our lakes!

Clean Lakes 101 (formerly Yahara Lakes 101) is a series of educational events open to the public. These monthly lectures are a great chance for residents to learn more about the science behind the issues impacting our lakes. Each month, we feature a different expert to make the science accessible and interesting to technical and non-technical audiences alike.

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Events are currently being held online via Zoom, due to COVID-19.

Under typical circumstances, events are held at The Edgewater. Come at 7:30 a.m. for a meet-and-greet and to enjoy 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 2021 Friends of Clean Lakes and Lake Partners. Online registration for each event is requested for all attendees.

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September 2021


Clean Lakes 101: At-Home Water Quality Action

September 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Clean Lakes 101 Join us Wednesday, September 8th to learn about ways that you can help create more resilient landscapes in our communities. About this Talk Join us Wednesday, September 8th to hear Katie Richgels discuss actionable ways for residents to reduce stormwater runoff from reaching the lakes. Land use and climate impacts, such as heavy rain and runoff, and other headwinds threaten our progress toward healthy lakes. Fortunately, you don’t need to live on the lakes to make a…

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October 2021


Clean Lakes 101

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Clean Lakes 101 Join us for this ONLINE edition of Clean Lakes 101 to learn about the issues that impact our lakes! About this Talk Coming soon! About our Speakers Coming soon! 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. Clean Lakes 101 Lecture Series Clean Lakes 101 is a…

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

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