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Questions to Help You Process the Vilas Park Master Plan Concepts

A survey is now available for you to review different concepts for the Vilas Park Master Plan. The survey will ask for your preferences for the location of the shelter, the future of Vilas Park Drive, the layout of parking, playgrounds, lagoon management, and park amenities. You can also share what concepts you think are missing. If you’d …

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Social Distance Activities

Family-Friendly Recreational & Educational Watershed Activities for Social Distancing

Our mission is to promote a healthy Lake Wingra through an active watershed community. It feels a little weird to use the term active community and COVID-19 in the same sentence, but we want to let you know we can be active together. It just might look a little different than we’re used to while …

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Wingra ABCs

Our mission is to promote a healthy Lake Wingra through an active watershed community. Part of this starts with learning about all the beautiful things Lake Wingra’s watershed provides and understanding ways you can make an impact at home! We have a variety of Wingra ABC activities you can do with your family to increase …

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District 19 Alder Candidate Questions

Allison Martinson Madison, WI 53705allison@aemartinson.comwww.aemartinson.comFacebook: Allison for District 19 What does Lake Wingra mean to you? Last year, I participated in the Duck Dash on Lake Wingra in my first 10K & Kayak event. Having before only seen the beauty of the lake from the beaches near the Henry Vilas Zoo, I greatly appreciated being out …

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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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Madison Alder District 13 Q&A

The Friends of Lake Wingra asked each candidate five questions about their connection to Lake Wingra, District 13’s unique environmental challenges, their approach to watershed management, and strategies to understand and represent Lake Wingra’s needs. Candidates Tag Evers info@tagevers.comwww.tagevers.comFacebook: Tag EversTwitter: @TagEvers What does Lake Wingra mean to you?Lake Wingra is the reason I moved to this neighborhood.  …

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How Brown Leaves Help Turn Lake Wingra Green

By Roger Bannerman Every Fall the leaves accumulating in our residential streets contribute to making Lake Wingra turn green in the summer. Rain water running through the fallen leaves can release nutrients, such as phosphorus and carry it to the lake. If the leaves are left on the street for the few weeks of the …

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A Statewide Accomplishment: A New DNR Rain Garden Manual

The Department of Natural Resources has a new and improved rain garden manual for your use! Rain Gardens: A Guide for Homeowners and Landscapers, the new manual, discusses the three main steps to designing a rain garden for your home: Step 1 – sizing and siting, Step 2 – constructing, and Step 3 – Planting …

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