First Day of Class for Eager Lake Leaders

View of Lake Mendota and UW Campus

MADISON, Wis. — Tomorrow morning, Madison’s local experts and leaders for our lakes will present to the incoming class for the Yahara Watershed Academy.


8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2017


Madison Municipal Sewerage District (MMSD)

1610 Moorland Road, Madison, WI

Training Room in the Maintenance Facility Building, accessible from Gate 3 off Moorland Road. Enter through the main door.

SCHEDULE FOR THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS:                       

8:00 a.m. – Registration and orientation

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. – Introductory remarks

Steve Vavrus, Academy Coordinator

Paul Robbins, Dir. of UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Bob Sorge, President of Madison Community Foundation

Student introductions

10:00 a.m. – D. Michael Mucha, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, “One Water” presentation

10:50 a.m. – Chris Kucharik, UW-Madison Department of Agronomy video presentation: “Yahara Watershed: A Place of Change”

12:00 p.m. – Lunch with small group discussions

1:30 p.m. – D. Michael Mucha, tour of Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District

3:00 p.m. – Steve Carpenter, Director of Center for Limnology, presentation with discussion

4:30 p.m. – Discussion of course projects, preview of next month’s class

5:00 p.m. – Depart



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