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Fore! Lakes Golf Outing 2019

Fore! Lakes Golf Outing

Friday, September 11, 2020
Nakoma Golf Club
4145 Country Club Road
Madison, WI 53711

 

 

Contact us at 608-255-1000 learn about opportunities for the 2020 event, including foursomes and sponsorships.

About Fore! Lakes

Clean Lakes Alliance hosts the annual Fore! Lakes Golf Outing to support ongoing lake protection and improvement efforts. The event is designed, organized, and led by a team of dedicated and talented volunteers.

Dedicated volunteers and committee members enlist community volunteers and secure sponsors for 18 holes and prizes for a raffle. By bringing in foursomes, Fore! Lakes draws in new stakeholders to our lake improvement efforts.

We are pleased to partner with Nakoma Golf Club for this event on Friday, September 20, 2019.

Fore! Lakes Golf Outing fulfills public outreach and community involvement elements of Clean Lakes Alliance’s mission, strengthens public-private partnerships, raises funds for our operations and projects to improve water quality, and builds partnerships with the golfing community.

Fore! Lakes Sponsors

Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, or contact Development Director Laura Strickland at laura@cleanlakesalliance.org.

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Back to the Future: The Planning of Willow Creek as a Campus Amenity

Join us for this ONLINE edition of Yahara Lakes 101 to learn about the issues that impact our lakes!

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About this Talk

Willow Creek is the end-of-pipe water course to a 1,900-acre urban watershed. But how can it be transformed into a green infrastructure destination on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus?

In this month’s talk, we’ll hear from experts from the UW-Madison and the City of Madison about how Willow Creek is not solely being planned as a storm water conveyance, but also as a natural resource that is integral to the campus greenspace network. With proposed new institutional developments, and increases in campus populations in the areas directly adjacent to the corridor, we’ll learn how the campus can reorient itself to this forgotten corridor. Through area planning and creek engagement from adjacent development, Willow Creek and University Bay will be transitioned from the ‘back waters’ of the agricultural campus, to a critical infrastructural amenity to the entire community.

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.

About our Speakers

Gary A. Brown, PLA, FASLA has been with the University of Wisconsin for more than 34 years. After serving for 15 years with the UW System as a landscape architect and facilities planner, his travels around the state’s 26-campus system brought him back to the flagship UW-Madison. He currently serves as the director of Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture, overseeing the development and implementation of the 20-year campus master plan on this spectacular 938-acre university campus.

He also serves as the university’s historic preservation officer, environmental affairs officer, and is the director of the university’s 300-acre Lakeshore Nature Preserve. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from UW-Madison and was inducted as a Fellow with the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2004 for his administrative works.

Lauren Striegl is a stormwater and special projects engineer with the City of Madison. She has been with the City for six years, and works primarily on stormwater hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, water quality modeling and design of unconventional stormwater treatment projects. She has a BS in Civil Engineering from UCLA and a Masters in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Aaron Williams, PLA, ASLA is the assistant campus planner with the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the division of Facilities Planning & Management. He provides planning and design assistance across the 938-acre UW-Madison campus, as well as zoning coordination for all major capital improvement projects. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Planning & Landscape Architecture with tours at Sasaki Associates (Watertown) and SAA Design Group (Madison).

As a landscape architect, his work is focused on the spatial tangents bridging Planner/Architect/Engineer. His approach to projects is centered around three connected concepts: A thorough understanding of ‘site’ to achieve a desired creation of place; understanding the role of human occupation in a site; and the execution of plans to achieve meaningful design. He also likes birds.

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.

Loop the Lake 2019 - with Friends sign

Take the next step and support our lakes!

Are you looking for a way to connect with our lakes this spring and summer? Here are 8 ways you can support Clean Lakes Alliance as we work toward protecting and improving the lakes of the Yahara Watershed.

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2020 Frozen Assets 5K Run/Walk

Join Clean Lakes Alliance for our 2020 Frozen Assets 5K and run or walk ENTIRELY on a frozen lake!

Take a break from the hilly pavement and bring your stride to the ice. In this 5K race, participants will run, walk, or snowshoe across the ice on iconic Lake Mendota with beautiful views of downtown Madison. The course will start and end at The Edgewater, right in the heart of the Frozen Assets Festival!

Divisions

The event will be chip-timed for runners, or sign up for the walk pass for an untimed event. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers.

Ice Access

You may access the ice down The Edgewater outdoor stairs, indoors through The Edgewater, at the end of N. Carroll Street to the west, and from James Madison Park to the east.

Terms & Conditions of Entry

By registering for this event, you agree to the Frozen Assets 5K Terms & Conditions of Entry. All entrants must read and agree to this declaration.

Frozen Assets Festival

The sixth annual Frozen Assets Festival will take place on Saturday, February 8th at The Edgewater. As always, this family-friendly daytime event will be FREE and open to all. Learn more at cleanlakesalliance.org/frozen-assets.

Weather

Race organizers reserve the right to alter the course due to factors including, but not limited to, ice conditions and weather. If conditions are deemed unsafe, the event may be cancelled or moved to an alternate location. Participants will be notified of any changes ahead of the event.

Sponsorships

If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, email our Development Director, Laura Strickland, at laura@cleanlakesalliance.org.

FAQs

Is there parking available?
Participants may park at The Edgewater parking ramp. You may also find street parking or use City of Madison parking ramps.

When can I check-in or pick up my bag?
Participant check-in and registration the day of the event will begin at 9 a.m. on Lake Mendota at The Edgewater.

What happens if ice conditions are unsafe?
Clean Lakes Alliance will make every effort to hold this event, while keeping safety in mind for all competitors. If conditions are deemed unsafe, the event may be cancelled or moved to an alternate location, with entrance fees being considered a tax-deductible donation to support our lakes. Participants will be notified of any changes ahead of the event.

What is the refund policy?
Registrations are transferrable and non-refundable. Thank you in advance for your donation to support our lakes!

Loop the Lake

A bike ride for our lakes

Our scenic Loop the Lake Bike Ride around Lake Monona features five fun stops along the way. After all, we are riding for our five favorite lakes! Join us Saturday, June 15th at Olbrich Park. Your registration will help support important lake improvement projects, water quality monitoring, and educational programs.

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Loop the Lake route map
Loop the Lake Bike Ride
Saturday, June 15th, 2019
9 a.m. check-in | 10 a.m. start
Olbrich Park in Madison, WI
$35 per rider
FREE for kids 10 & under
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Yahara Watershed Academy - Feb 2019

Growing a new group of lake leaders

Karin Swanson

About the author: My name is Karin Swanson and I am a student of the Yahara Watershed Academy. I work for Clean Lakes Alliance as the Marketing and Communications Associate Manager and I am a meteorologist. I will bring you along on my journey through the Academy in an effort to expand our community’s knowledge and passion for the Yahara River Watershed.

The 2019 Yahara Watershed Academy (YWA) began on a very snowy February 12th. Snow started the evening of February 11th, with ten inches accumulating by the time the storm ended on the 13th. But the snow didn’t stop our group of students from learning about the Yahara River Watershed.

The YWA is made up of five day-long courses once a month, with students graduating in June. The Academy involves a partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Edgewood College. Graduates will have received the knowledge and skills to become a network of informed leaders for our watershed.

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Frozen Assets on Land

Clean Lakes Alliance’s Frozen Assets Festival is ON!

Lake Mendota ice activities moved on land February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Madison’s favorite winter festival is moving forward with a full slate of activities during the first weekend of February at The Edgewater. Warm temperatures and a virtually snowless winter have left Lake Mendota’s ice cover in question for the February Frozen Assets Festival, presented by Lands’ End. But even if the ice is off, the FESTIVAL IS ON!

“Our number one goal every year is safety,” said Clean Lakes Alliance Executive Director James Tye. “We of course always want to be able to use Lake Mendota – our largest ‘frozen asset’ – for our festival. We have a great partnership with The Edgewater allowing us to hold events even if a changing climate takes away our ice.”

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Lake Explorer Camp 2018

Creating a new generation of lake enthusiasts

Lake Explorer Camp receives Evjue Foundation grant

The Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of the Capital Times Company, recently announced grants to 56 nonprofits in Dane County. The latest grant contributions bring the total awarded by the Evjue Foundation in 2018 to $2.3 million. Clean Lakes Alliance’s Lake Explorer Camp is honored to be chosen as one of the grant recipients.

Clean Lakes Alliance will receive $5,000 to support its Lake Explorer Camp. The camp is an opportunity for young people to learn about our lakes and waters. Clean Lakes Alliance believes connections to nature begin to develop in childhood. Children who have educational experiences with our lakes will grow to treasure our waters.

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Madison FUN Lake Explorers

Connecting children with our Yahara Watershed

Grant Feature #7: Madison Friends of Urban Nature (FUN)

American author, scientist, and conservationist Aldo Leopold once said, “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

Clean Lakes Alliance knows connections to the land and to our waters begin to develop in childhood. Through a Clean Lakes Grant awarded for 2018, Madison Friends of Urban Nature (FUN) is connecting families and children to nature and our Yahara Lakes. Clean Lakes Alliance contributed $1,250 to the effort, helping to expand outdoor learning opportunities that can lead to future generations of caring and knowledgeable lake stewards.

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