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The Springs of the Lake Wingra Watershed

May 2022 Springs are locations where up-welling groundwater discharges to the earth’s surface,  the “Big Spring” (pictured below) on the shore of Lake Wingra in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, is an example.  The flow of fresh water from springs helps supply wetlands,  streams, rivers, and lakes.  Spring flow supplements rainfall and snowmelt that flows …

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Lake Wingra Watershed Gathering

Come join us at the Lake Wingra Watershed Gathering event on Saturday, May 21, 1-4:00 pm at Vilas Park! Please see below for more information from the Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association’s Water Team: Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association’s WATER Team invites you to a family friendly event. Live in a different watershed? Come, you are welcomed. Arrive early with a …

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Walking on the Ice

Deep winter is a special time when the world is magically transformed to white stillness.  The laws of nature seem suspended-you can walk on water!  But many don’t take advantage because they don’t know how to stay safe or warm. For safety, the main thing is not to go out too early in the winter.  …

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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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