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Clean Lakes Happy Hours

Join Clean Lakes Alliance on the lakeside terrace patio outside our office building at Verex Plaza for a complimentary beer or soft drink and a chance to connect with our staff and other lake enthusiasts. We’ll share updates on our progress, where we’re headed, and review the state of the lakes.

Attendees will receive complimentary beverage and a copy of our 2020 Lake Guide publication with the 2019 State of the Lakes included.

After making the difficult decision to cancel our annual Community Breakfast in May due to public health concerns with COVID-19, we are excited to offer this series of FREE events this summer.

Event Dates
Registration is requested prior to the event date.

Clean Lakes Happy Hours
Thursday, June 4th, 4 – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 28th, 4 – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12th, 4 – 6:30 p.m. (special edition of Yahara Lakes 101, registration coming soon)

Thank you sponsors!
A special thanks to our Community Breakfast sponsors for making these events possible.

Presenting Sponsor: Foley & Lardner LLP

Major Sponsors: Alliant Energy, American Transmission Company, CG Schmidt, Inc., Hovde Properties, Madison Gas and Electric, Lands’ End, and UW Health UnityPoint Health – Meriter Quartz Health Solutions, Inc.

Clean Lakes Happy Hours - Header

Clean Lakes Happy Hours

Join Clean Lakes Alliance on the lakeside terrace patio outside our office building at Verex Plaza for a complimentary beer or soft drink and a chance to connect with our staff and other lake enthusiasts. We’ll share updates on our progress, where we’re headed, and review the state of the lakes.

Attendees will receive complimentary beverage and a copy of our 2020 Lake Guide publication with the 2019 State of the Lakes included.

After making the difficult decision to cancel our annual Community Breakfast in May due to public health concerns with COVID-19, we are excited to offer this series of FREE events this summer.

Event Dates
Registration is requested prior to the event date.

Clean Lakes Happy Hours
Thursday, June 4th, 4 – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 28th, 4 – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12th, 4 – 6:30 p.m. (special edition of Yahara Lakes 101, registration coming soon)

Thank you sponsors!
A special thanks to our Community Breakfast sponsors for making these events possible.

Presenting Sponsor: Foley & Lardner LLP

Major Sponsors: Alliant Energy, American Transmission Company, CG Schmidt, Inc., Hovde Properties, Madison Gas and Electric, Lands’ End, and UW Health UnityPoint Health – Meriter Quartz Health Solutions, Inc.

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Loop the Lake VIRTUAL Bike Ride: Choose your own course!

We’re going VIRTUAL! Support clean, healthy lakes wherever you are for Clean Lakes Alliance’s Loop the Lake VIRTUAL Bike Ride.

Our annual bike ride around Lake Monona will look a little different this year as we follow social distancing guidelines. Instead, we invite you to bike, walk, run, canoe, or simply MOVE for our lakes from Monday, June 15th through Sunday, June 21st.

All registered participants will receive a super-soft event tee. Event proceeds will support Clean Lakes Alliance’s work to protect and improve our lakes through on-the-ground projects, educational programs, and water quality monitoring.

Loop the Lake 2020

Monday, June 15 – Sunday, June 21, 2020
ANYWHERE!
$35 per rider
FREE for children 10 & under with purchase of adult registration

Clean Lakes Happy Hours - Header

Clean Lakes Happy Hours

Join Clean Lakes Alliance on the lakeside terrace patio outside our office building at Verex Plaza for a complimentary beer or soft drink and a chance to connect with our staff and other lake enthusiasts. We’ll share updates on our progress, where we’re headed, and review the state of the lakes.

Attendees will receive complimentary beverage and a copy of our 2020 Lake Guide publication with the 2019 State of the Lakes included.

After making the difficult decision to cancel our annual Community Breakfast in May due to public health concerns with COVID-19, we are excited to offer this series of FREE events this summer.

Event Dates
Registration is requested prior to the event date.

Clean Lakes Happy Hours
Thursday, June 4th, 4 – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 28th, 4 – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12th, 4 – 6:30 p.m. (special edition of Yahara Lakes 101, registration coming soon)

Thank you sponsors!
A special thanks to our Community Breakfast sponsors for making these events possible.

Presenting Sponsor: Foley & Lardner LLP

Major Sponsors: Alliant Energy, American Transmission Company, CG Schmidt, Inc., Hovde Properties, Madison Gas and Electric, Lands’ End, and UW Health UnityPoint Health – Meriter Quartz Health Solutions, Inc.

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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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yahara lakes 101 Ho-Chunk

Learn about Ho-Chunk history in the TeJop, or “four lakes,” region. Dan Brown and Missy Tracy of Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison will present an engaging historical overview, including information about the Yahara lakes and river. Please register to join us!

About our speakers

Dan Brown is the Executive Manager for Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison

Missy Tracy is the Municipal Relations Coordinator for Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison

We’re excited to be able to learn about the history of the Ho-Chunk people and our lakes!

About the 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. Yahara Lakes 101 is produced in partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, with hosting sponsor The Edgewater, presenting sponsor First Weber Group, supporting sponsor The Evjue Foundation, and media sponsor The Isthmus.

Yahara 101 is held both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) at The Edgewater. Come at 7:30 a.m. for a meet-and-greet and to enjoy your coffee, pastries, and fruit. The program begins at 8 a.m., and class is dismissed by 9 a.m.

If you already are a Friend of Clean Lakes (minimum $35 donation/year), then admission is free. Become a Friend today. If you are not a Friend yet, admission is $10 per event. Registration for each event is requested for all attendees. Special event parking will be available at The Edgewater.

In the Yahara Watershed, salt applied to roads and sidewalks ultimately makes its way into our lakes and our drinking water. Road salt has been used as a deicer on streets in Dane County since the 1950s, and over the last 50 years, average concentrations of chlorides from salt in our lakes have steadily increased.

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2014 Ag Innovation Days

Did you know groundwater levels are actually rising in the northern end of the Yahara Watershed? This video by UW-Madison’s Water Sustainability and Climate Project taps into the benefits of groundwater in agriculture. How does groundwater affect yields? Can we achieve “more crops per drop”? In what ways is crop production affected by changes in weather, land use and farming practices?

Turns out the benefits of higher groundwater can outweigh the costs – and groundwater could even be dynamically managed to benefit crops. Watch the video above to learn more.

Cover Crops in the Snow

In Wisconsin the harvest is wrapping up, but a farmer’s job doesn’t stop when the crops come off. Milking, feeding and caring for animals is a constant, regardless of the season. This also means manure to manage and store.

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Farm Tour

When many of us think composting, we think about throwing a banana peel or two on the heap. But composting has a place in agriculture too – three farms in the Yahara River watershed are implementing manure composting practices and seeing major benefits.

“The initiative Yahara Pride Farms has taken shows that farmers can do the composting process,” said Andy Skwor, agriculture team leader at MSA Professional Services Inc., a Midwest-based consulting firm.

We spoke with Andy last week about this exciting project to test both the costs and environmental benefits of windrow manure composting.

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