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2015 Grants!

Friends of Lake Wingra is pleased to announce … We are offering grants of up to $4,000 for construction of a stormwater management features at schools, place of worship, or community centers within the watershed! Grant details and applications materials are available below: 2015 FoLW Grant Flyer 2015 FoLW final Grant Cover Letter 2015 FoLW …

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FoLW at Jazz in the Park

Come visit us at Jazz in the Park- Saturday, June 14, Wingra Park 3:00-6:00 More details to come!

Wingra Creek Cleanup

Take a Stake in Our Waters, Wingra Creek Clean Up Both paddlers and walkers are invited to help clean up Wingra Creek. Sponsored by Friends of Lake Wingra, Strand Associates, Bay Creek neighborhood Association Time and Place: 9 am-noon, meet at Strand Associates parking lot on Plaenert Drive, located at the steel pedestrian bridge midway …

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CMC Rain garden project workday

From Laura Green at the Catholic Multicultural Center: There’s a bit more work to be done: We are having one last, major work session to complete building the rain garden. The work session is scheduled for Thursday June 5th, 5:00 to 7:30pm. Drop in at anytime, and leave when you have to! Here’s what we …

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Construction Site Monitoring

Construction site erosion due to improperly installed/maintained erosion-control measures is a serious problem. Soil that is transported off a construction site as sediment-laden runoff can eventually reach storm sewers which discharge into Lake Wingra, causing a host of water quality impairments. On a per-unit-area comparative basis, residential and commercial construction is shown to cause more …

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EMPACT Beach Water Quality Study

FOLW, with partners from the Madison Department of Public Health (MDPH), Madison Information Services, State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH), US Geological Survey (USGS), and the University of Wisconsin Extension, are working on a US Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking (EMPACT) grant-funded comprehensive water quality monitoring program at three Madison …

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Intensive Street Sweeping Project

FOLW volunteers met with Roger Goodwin, Director of the City of Madison Streets Department, twice to discuss the possibility of extending the City’s intensive street sweeping program to one or more neighborhoods in the Wingra Watershed (specifically the Vilas and Dudgeon-Monroe neighborhoods). The goal of the intensive street sweeping is to improve Lake Wingra’s water …

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