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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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Lake Wingra Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Update – Aug 9

      Good news! How far you can see into the water of Lake Wingra has improved this week. Our volunteers use a Secchi Disk (see featured image) to measure water transparency, or turbidity, on a weekly basis. Water Clarity: Based on this week’s measurements, the transparency of the water is at least 6 inches greater …

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Life under the Ice

(Ho-Nee-Um Pond in Winter – photo by Richard Hurd) by Rex Merrill Anyone can walk on water, as long as it’s frozen. The real miracle is how the molecular structure of water makes life possible. The polar structure of water molecules allows them to stick together as a liquid over the wide range of temperatures …

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Watershed Plan Presentation

Join representatives from Friends of Lake Wingra at Wingra boats to learn about the Watershed Management Plan that has been developed for Lake Wingra.  Over the past few years we have been working together with City of Madison Engineering and other partners in consultation with Strand Associates to develop a plan to improve the health …

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