Learn more about the science behind the issues impacting our lakes!
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 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 Friends of Clean Lakes and Lake Partners. If you are not a Friend or Lake Partner, admission is $10 per event. Registration for each event is requested for all attendees.
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Learn about Clean Lakes Alliance's Back to the Beach contest and work to reinvest in our public beaches.Find out more »
Join us on July 11th as Trina McMahon discusses Blue Green Algae: The Known and UnknownFind out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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!Find out more »
Learn about the impacts of salt on our frewshwater lakes with University of Wisconsin-Madison assistant professor of limnology, Hilary Dugan.Find out more »
Join us to learn about Monarch butterfly populations and the "all hands on deck" approach needed for conservation.Find out more »
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 Madison, supporting sponsor National Guardian Life Insurance Company, and media partner the Isthmus.