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Sally Lehner

Lake Wingra Storm Drain Mural at Vilas Park

October, 2021 Have you seen the new turtle mural above the storm drain at Vilas Park? It features two of Lake Wingra’s favorite creatures to spot: the snapping and painted turtle. The new turtle mural, located across from the tennis court parking lot near Lake Wingra in Vilas Park, was made possible by Dane County’s …

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April 2021: Lake Wingra Mounds & Vilas Park Master Plan Update

In March, the City of Madison Board of Parks Commissioners voted to approve the Vilas Park Master Plan. During that process, the Ho-Chunk Nation, the Friends of Lake Wingra and others advocated for greater attention to the protection of the sacred burial mounds and archaeological sites within Vilas Park. Parks Department Commits to Conduct Archaeological …

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3/15/21: Reflecting on Winter & Transitioning to Spring at Lake Wingra

As we move closer to the spring equinox this Saturday, March 20th, here are some wintertime photos to enjoy from the Lake as well as some of early signs of spring! Keep your eyes and ears open for further signs of spring around the Lake. There are many opportunities now for spotting and hearing the …

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