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Clean Lakes Alliance in the news

Since Clean Lakes Alliance was founded in 2010, we have advanced new ideas and approaches to phosphorus reduction. Our goal is to raise community awareness of the issues facing the watershed, advocate for the welfare of our lakes, and help procure the necessary funding to clean and protect these waterways.

Clean Lakes Alliance strives to connect the community to our lakes through distribution of news, science, and other important topics facing our watershed. Here are some of the ways Clean Lakes Alliance has recently connected the community with important lake and watershed topics.

WISC 15July2019

Updating Yahara CLEAN

Yahara CLEAN is a community partnership working to reduce phosphorus loading to our lakes in an effort to improve water quality. Clean Lakes Alliance is working to update the Yahara CLEAN Compact to account for a changing climate and cost changes. Read more about Yahara CLEAN. Click here to visit the entire story published by Channel3000 on July 15, 2019.

WISC 5July2019

Improving lake health and keeping our beaches open

WISC/Channel3000 explored the health of our Yahara lakes and how to keep them healthy this summer. Clean Lakes Alliance explained the importance of small efforts throughout the community, which will improve lake health. Click here to visit the entire story published by Channel3000 on July 5, 2019.

WKOW27 2July 2019

Cyanobacteria becoming more prevalent, but Clean Lakes Alliance is taking action

WKOW took a look at cyanobacteria in the Yahara lakes and whether it’s becoming more common. Clean Lakes Alliance explained what citizens can do to improve lake health. Click here to visit the entire story published by WKOW on July 2, 2019.

NBC15 24June2019

Paddle for a Purpose

NBC15 featured the Paddle for a Purpose program with Madison Boats and Clean Lakes Alliance in a live interview. Every Monday from June through August, from 4-8 p.m., Madison Boats donates 20% of their rental fees back to Clean Lakes Alliance. All proceeds go to improve and protect water quality in the Yahara lakes. Click here to see part 1 of the interview with NBC15 on June 24, 2019. Click here to see part 2 of the interview.

WISC 20June2019

Renew the Blue Volunteer Day

Clean Lakes Alliance worked with Lands’ End to Renew the Blue in Pheasant Branch Conservancy. More than 100 Lands’ End employees volunteered to remove invasive plants and plant seeds in an effort to restore the conservancy. Creating a healthier prairie will decrease the amount of runoff to our lakes and improve water quality. Click here to see the entire story published by channel3000 on June 20, 2019.

WKOW discusses the Clean Lakes Alliance, Yahara Lakes 101 discussion about salt use and our lakes

Groups monitoring salt levels in Madison lakes

Every month, Clean Lakes Alliance hosts its Yahara Lakes 101 Science Café presentations for the community. This month, Dr. Hilary Dugan of the UW Center for Limnology discusses salt use and its impact on the Yahara Watershed. Click here to view the entire story published by WKOW on February 13, 2019.

Clean Lakes Alliance appears on WISC - 11Feb2019

Task force working to prevent more catastrophic flooding around Yahara lakes

Channel3000 and WISC take a look at the Dane County task force working to prevent additional flooding around the Yahara Lakes. Clean Lakes Alliance discusses increased infiltration as a way to reduce runoff to our lakes. Click here to view the entire story published by Channel3000 on February 11, 2019.

NBC15-27Jan2019

A look inside the Frozen Assets Festival

Clean Lakes Alliance previews the Frozen Assets Festival, which takes place at The Edgewater and Lake Mendota February 1-3, 2019. The Festival is a FREE family-friendly event in which people can celebrate our community’s number one asset – OUR LAKES! Click here to view the entire story published by WMTV NBC15 on January 27, 2019.

WMSN FOX47-27Jan2019

Salt usage and our lakes

Clean Lakes Alliance talks about keeping our lakes healthy year-round by monitoring wintertime salt usage. Too much salt can disrupt fish and plant life. Click here to view the entire story published by WMSN FOX47 on January 27, 2019.

Channel 3000 06Jan2019

Winter runoff is problematic for the lakes

Clean Lakes Alliance speaks about the winter’s warm temperatures, reduced snow, increased rainfall, and the resulting problems being felt by our lakes. Click here to view the entire story published by Channel3000 on January 6, 2019.

Channel3000 17Dec2018

Lake Mendota is officially iced over

Despite the recent warm weather in Madison, Lake Mendota is officially frozen over. The Wisconsin State Climatology Office declared Lake Mendota iced over on December 15, 2018. Click here to view the entire story published by Channel3000 on December 17, 2018.

Madison Commons 14 Dec2018

High lake levels; bracing for ice damage

Madison residents braved rainy and wet conditions to take part in the Flood Clean-up Challenge hosted by the City of Madison Parks Division. Clean Lakes Alliance discusses the high water levels and how our lakes are being impacted. Click here to view the entire story published by Madison Commons on December 14, 2018.

NBC15 13Dec2018

There is still time to enter the Mendota Freeze Contest

Winter is almost here, and temperatures are getting colder. Clean Lakes Alliance has kicked off its 7th annual Mendota Freeze Contest asking the community to guess when Lake Mendota will freeze. The contest winner will take home a $1,000 gift card from Lands’ End. Click here to view the entire story published by WMTV NBC15 on December 13, 2018.

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