Yahara Lakes 101

Learn more about the science behind the issues impacting our lakes!

Yahara Lakes 101 is a series of educational events open to the public. These monthly lectures are a great chance for residents to learn more about the science behind the issues impacting our lakes. Each month, we feature a different expert to make the science accessible and interesting to technical and non-technical audiences alike.

Enjoy a presentation and questions and answers over coffee and pastries at The Edgewater.

Join us at Yahara Lakes 101

Events are held at The Edgewater. Come at 7:30 a.m. for a meet-and-greet and to enjoy coffee, pastries, and fruit. The program begins at 8 a.m., and class is dismissed by 9 a.m. Complimentary event parking will be available at The Edgewater.

Admission is FREE for 2019 Friends of Clean Lakes and Lake Partners. If you are not a Friend or Lake Partner, admission is $10 per event. Online registration for each event is requested for all attendees.

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July 2018

Trina McMahon

Yahara Lakes 101 with Trina McMahon: Blue-Green Algae

July 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Join us on July 11th as Trina McMahon discusses Blue Green Algae: The Known and Unknown

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August 2018

Yahara Lakes 101 with Cal DeWitt: Waubesa Wetlands

August 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$10
Cal DeWitt

What about the Waubesa Wetlands inspired environmental scientist Dr. Cal DeWitt to move there over four decades ago? Learn about this 500-acre wetland "gem" at this month’s Yahara Lakes 101 talk.

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October 2018

Yahara Lakes 101: Recovery, Rebuild, Resilience

Yahara Lakes 101 with Joe Parisi & John Reimer: Dane County Budget Flood Initiatives

October 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Joe Parisi and John Reimer will discuss new initiatives Dane County will include in the upcoming 2019 budget proposal to aid flood recovery, increase lake health, and build future resiliency.

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November 2018

Yahara Lakes 101: Rake for our Lakes

Yahara Lakes 101 with Phil Gaebler

November 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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At this month's Yahara Lakes 101 talk, hear how the City of Madison has changed its view on leaf management to help protect our lakes!

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January 2019

Yahara Lakes 101 with Claudio Gratton

January 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
$10
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Join us to learn about important issues impacting our lakes

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February 2019

Yahara Lakes 101 with Hilary Dugan

February 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Learn about the impacts of salt on our frewshwater lakes with University of Wisconsin-Madison assistant professor of limnology, Hilary Dugan.

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March 2019

Yahara Lakes 101 with Janice Rice

March 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
$10
Yahara Lakes 101 - If the Waters Could Speak: Ho-Chunk Lifeways over calm lake with grassy shoreline

Join us to learn about important issues impacting our lakes

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April 2019

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Yahara Lakes 101 with Karen Oberhauser

April 10 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join us to learn about Monarch butterfly populations and the "all hands on deck" approach needed for conservation.

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June 2019

Yahara Lakes 101 with Paul Hanson

June 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
$10
Lake Mendota Phosphorus and Our Water Quality Woes

Join us to learn about important issues impacting our lakes

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July 2019

Yahara Lakes 101 with Claire Gervais, MD

July 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
$10
Yahara Lakes 101 with Claire Gervais

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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.

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