Welcome to Friends of Lake Wingra

Friends of Lake Wingra came together in 1998 with an interest in improving the health of Lake Wingra through coordinated watershed management and by engaging the watershed community in stewardship of the lake and its watershed.

Summary of the 2015 Watershed Management Plan

Our Goal Areas

  • Citizen Stewardship

    Grow present and future generations of watershed stewards.
  • Integrated Watershed Management

    Protect and improve the ‘lake as a system’ through innovative and coordinated management practices.
  • Long-term Monitoring and Research

    Ensure that the information needed to address the mission is available on an ongoing basis.
  • Organizational Capacity and Resources

    Build the internal capacity to achieve the mission.

Our mission, vision, and goals reflect our belief that sustaining the balance of a healthy lake ecosystem requires the participation and collaboration of many citizens, agencies and organizations.

  • News

    Meet Our New Program Director

    Meet Our New Program Director

    Welcome, Adrienne! Adrienne is our new Program Director at Friends of Lake Wingra. She is currently [...]
    Prospect Gardens Work Party!

    Prospect Gardens Work Party!

    May 28 Prospect Gardens Work Session (9AM to Noon) Photo credit: Jake Blasczyk Your help i[...]
    Odana Pond:  Lake Wingra Watershed’s Other Lake

    Odana Pond: Lake Wingra Watershed’s Other Lake

    1911 Plat Book Cantwell Printing by Jim Baumann Odana Pond, the other natural lake in the [...]
  • Upcoming Events

    1. Monroe St Reconstruction Open House

      October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm