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Lake-O-Gram Vol. III Issue 5

612699 is the grand prize winner of the raffle for Loop the Lake participants.  See below for details.

Even though it was one of the coldest summer days on record, we had a huge crowd at the Clean Lakes Festival this past Saturday! We want to extend a big thank you to all who attended the Festival and our Loop the Lake ride. 

We had a great turnout for our inaugural community bike ride, Loop the Lake, around Lake Monona with over 150 riders crossing the finish line. Along the ride, participants learned about local lake ecology and tried their hands at citizen water quality monitoring while staying hydrated.

PRIZES! PRIZES! PRIZES!
The lucky winners of the raffle are numbers:
612699 – Trek 7.3 FX bike
613336 – Bike equipment bag from Budget Bicycle
612698 – Bike equipment bag from Budget Bicycle

CONGRATS!
You can pick up your prizes at the Clean Lakes Alliance office at 150 East Gilman St. Madison, WI 53703
Please call to arrange a time — 608-255-1000
Special thanks are due to our generous sponsors and tireless volunteers. Thank you for all your support!

We had a full house for our July program of Yahara Lakes 101 with UW Center for Limnology research scientist Ted Bier who taught attendees how to identify the variety of fish species inhabiting the lakes and how their abundance has changed over time.

Be sure to mark your calendar for our August 8th program where we’ll hear research scientist Alison Mikulyuk from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and UW Madison Center for Limnology, who will be teaching us about aquatic plant communities in the Yahara lakes with a collection of local live specimens. “They’re Not Weeds!” will teach you the difference between the native and invasive plants, so if you have any identification questions, please bring in your specimens!

For your reading enjoyment, check out this great blog post and photos by the UW Center of Limnology to get you intrigued and excited about next Thursday’s Yahara Lakes 101 at the Clean Lakes Alliance.

Please register for the event on the CLA website.

Madison Area Antique & Classic Boat Show

When: Saturday, August 3rd, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Where: Christy’s Landing, Lake Waubesa

When: Friday, September 20th, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Blackhawk Country Club, Madison, WI

Boat and PWC Volunteers Needed for this Year’s Ironman Wisconsin

When: Sunday September 8th, 5:30am to 10am

Where: Lake Monona (Law Park)

Ironman is looking for boat and personal watercraft volunteers.  Mention that you are volunteering on behalf of Clean Lakes Alliance if you are signing up.

Register Online At
www.IronmanWisconsin.com
Follow the links for Volunteers

Our WE Badger Volunteers went around the isthmus this past month putting stamps on storm drains that say: “No Dumping, Drains to Lake.”

These stamps will help raise awareness for the impact of urban areas on our lakes. Special thanks to the Dane County UW-Extension Office for providing the materials.

Happy Summer – we’ll see you on the lakes!

The CLA Team

Madison Area Antique & Classic Boat Show – Aug 3, Christy’s Landing

Yahara Lakes 101 – Aug 8, 8-9:30am, Verex lake patio

Science Thursdays at Wingra Boats – June-Aug, every Thursday, Wingra Boats

Ironman Wisconsin – Sept 8, 5:30-10am, Lake Monona

Yahara Lakes 101 – Sept 12, 8-9:30am, Verex lake patio

Fore! Lakes – Sept 20, Blackhawk Country Club

Yahara Lakes 101 – Oct 10, 8-9:30am, Verex lake patio

Don Heilman, President, don@cleanlakesalliance.com

James Tye, Vice President, james@cleanlakesalliance.com

Elizabeth Katt-Reinders, Policy & Program Director, elizabeth@cleanlakesalliance.com

* Interns *

Rachel Fossum, Program & Outreach Coordinator: Yahara Pride Farms, rachel@cleanlakesalliance.com

Rebecca Krumholz, Program & Outreach Coordinator, rebecca@cleanlakesalliance.com

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