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2019 Wingra Creek Cleanup

Weather Update: We will brave the elements and have this event, rain, shine, or snow! Event will end in the case of constant heavy downpour or lightning. If you’re feeling adventurous, make sure to bring rain gear. Your safety is our top priority so please only come if you feel safe walking on potential wet terrain …

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Meet Your Local Toad

The American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus), occasionally affectionately called the hop toad, is one of the most common species of toads in North America. Each of its three subspecies are commonly found in the prairies and wetlands in the Northeastern quadrant of the United States and Canada. Lake Wingra, a perfectly damp environment for the American …

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be 1% better.

We are excited to announce Friends of Lake Wingra joined 1% for the Planet! 1% for the Planet is a global network that connects us with businesses and individuals who pledge to give 1% back. Business give back 1% in terms of monetary donations, in-kind donations, or approved advertising. Individuals can give back 1% of …

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How is the Southwest Path More Than Just a Path?

In the right season joggers, bikers, walkers, other self-locomotors, and even animals enjoy bright displays of native plants along the Southwest Path. Many undoubtedly enjoy the scenery and take it for granted. The Southwest Path did not always have these gorgeous views and prairies! Since 2001 volunteers have passionately transformed these weed beds into beautiful …

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