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Yahara CLEAN Compact Survey

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Take our short survey

Let us know what you think by taking a short survey! What do Greater Madison’s lakes mean to you? What are your water quality hopes and concerns? Are there actions you are taking, or may be willing to take, to improve the health of our waters? What are your priorities?

This is your chance to tell us how the lakes impact your life, and share ideas for how we can build a better future together! Click the button below to take a short survey. Your perspectives and opinions can then help shape the final recommendations to be rolled out in early 2022.

Taking this survey helps Clean Lakes Alliance spread awareness and inform Compact members and consultants who are formulating an updated action plan. The lakes are an integral part of our regional identity and quality of life. Each of us is a stakeholder with a say in how we treat these valuable public resources. By adding your voice through this survey, you are helping us communicate the importance of our lakes and beaches as community assets worth improving.

Lake Kegonsa Cyanobacteria, September 2018
Phosphorus is a naturally occurring element found in materials such as leaves, soil, and animal waste. When it enters our lakes from urban and rural runoff, it is known to promote the growth of algae and cyanobacteria blooms. Scientists have found that one pound of phosphorus can generate up to 500 pounds of algae.
(Above: Cyanobacteria bloom on Lake Kegonsa in September 2018)

About the Yahara CLEAN Compact

The Yahara CLEAN Compact is a 19-member coalition of government and community partners, convened by Clean Lakes Alliance. The Compact seeks to improve the condition and usability of our lakes and beaches. It will do this by reducing the amount of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), E. coli bacteria, and phosphorus contamination. These are are the main culprits threatening the quality and safety of our lakes and beaches. The goal of the Compact is to remove our five lakes and nine public beaches from the federally impaired waters list and promote a culture of sustainability. These actions will benefit the watershed community for generations to come.