Clean Lakes Alliance is a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the water quality of the lakes, streams, and wetlands of the Yahara River Watershed
We are a unique partnership of diverse stakeholders who are building on and expanding upon decades of ongoing efforts to preserve and restore our waters.
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.
We work closely with state, county and local government agencies, waterway user groups, lakefront property owners, and community nonprofits to serve as both a positive voice for the promotion of our cherished lakes and a fundraising vehicle for achieving these ends.
Yahara CLEAN Strategic Action Plan
The Yahara CLEAN Strategic Action Plan for Phosphorus Reduction details 14 actions to achieve our goal to cut phosphorus runoff to our lakes in half.
State of the Lakes Report
The State of the Lakes Report reports on the current status of water quality in our lakes and illustrates our collective progress towards our phosphorus-reduction goal.
Water Quality Monitoring
Clean Lakes Alliance’s water quality monitoring program trains volunteers to gather data about water quality and beach conditions at near- and off-shore sites on all five Madison lakes.
Clean Lakes Volunteer Days
Our Clean Lakes Volunteer Days provide hands-on, meaningful volunteer opportunities for local companies, where employees help maintain our lakeshores while learning more about our lakes.
Yahara Watershed Academy
The Yahara Watershed Academy is a training and leadership development course that aims to build a regional network of informed leaders for our watershed.
Read more about Clean Lakes Alliance’s community programs.