Nov
13
Prairie Seed Weighing Volunteer Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov
13
Prairie Seed Weighing Volunteer Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov
13
Yahara Lakes 101 with Jeff Endres

Join Clean Lakes Alliance for their Yahara Lakes 101 to learn about the issues that impact our lakes! Agricultural areas represent the majority of the Yahara Watershed and the largest potential for phosphorus reduction. Yahara Pride Farms (YPF) is a farmer-led nonprofit organization working to improve soil and water quality. Since 2012, farmers in YPF programs have documented nearly 68,000 pounds of phosphorus that have remained on farm fields and out of rivers and streams by embracing farming practices promoted by the group. In this month's Yahara Lakes 101 talk, we'll hear from Yahara Pride Farms Chair Jeff Endres about the organization's strategic urban-rural partnerships and how farmers are investing in lake health. Jeff Endres is co-owner of Endres Berryridge Farms LLC in Waunakee, together with his brothers, Randy and Steve. He has 26 years of experience in field management, machinery operation and repairs, and overall day-to-day dairy operation management. The Endres family has farmed with a conservation mindset for multiple generations and was one of the first farms in Wisconsin to have an official nutrient management plan. In 2012, Jeff teamed up with other farmers to create Yahara Pride Farms, with the mission to promote agricultural stewardship. The group focuses on the Yahara River Watershed, which covers one of the most populated and agriculturally productive areas in southern Wisconsin. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) labeled the Yahara River, which connects several Madison-area lakes, as an impaired waterway and since that time, Yahara Pride Farms has been working on solutions. Today, the organization’s purpose is to inform agriculturists about water quality issues, reward farmers for environmental stewardship efforts, advance new strategies to improve water quality, and connect with the public to show agriculture’s commitment to protecting natural resources.

Come at 7:30 a.m. for a meet-and-greet and to enjoy coffee, pastries, and fruit. The program begins at 8 a.m., and class is dismissed by 9 a.m. Complimentary event parking will be available at The Edgewater. Admission is FREE for 2019 Friends of Clean Lakes. If you are not a Friend, admission is $10 per event. Registration for each event is requested for all attendees.

Yahara Lakes 101 Lecture Series
Yahara Lakes 101 is a series of educational events open to the public and a great chance for residents to learn more about the science behind the issues that affect our lakes. Each month we feature a different expert to make the science accessible and interesting to non-technical audiences. The series is produced in partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, with presenting sponsors First Weber Foundation and Johnson Financial Group, hosting sponsor The Edgewater, supporting sponsor National Guardian Life Insurance Company, and media partner the Isthmus.

Nov
14
Prairie Seed Weighing Volunteer Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov
14
Prairie Seed Weighing Volunteer Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov
14
Public Comment for the Cherokee-Yahara River Estuary

Dane County, City of Madison, Town of Westport, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and UW-Madison Invite Public Comment for the Cherokee-Yahara River Estuary at Two Public Informational Meetings:  November 5 and 14, 2019

The Dane County Land and Water Resources Department was awarded a planning grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Department to create long-term plan for a portion of the Cherokee-Yahara River Estuary. The objectives of the plan are to enhance (i) recreation, (ii) fishery and wildlife, (iii) water quality and vegetation, and (iv) erosion and sediment trapping in the estuary.

An introduction and general background of the project will be provided at each meeting. Then the public will provide input at four breakout stations. Representatives from Dane County, City of Madison, Town of Westport, DNR, and UW-Madison will be at each station to provide information and seek public input.

Tuesday, November 5
6:30 – 6:45 pm (Welcome and Project Background)
6:45 – 8:30 pm (Breakout Stations)
Warner Community Recreation Center
1625 Northport Drive
Madison, WI

Thursday, November 14
6:30 – 6:45 pm (Welcome and Project Background)
6:45 – 8:30 pm (Breakout Stations)
Westport Town Hall
5387 Mary Lake Road
Waunakee, WI

Nov
16
Arboretum Grady Tract Work Party

Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species in the Lake Wingra watershed. The UW-Madison Arboretum maintains one the oldest prairie restorations in the world. Tools and training are provided. Groups interested in volunteering should contact Marian Farrior in advance to coordinate. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

Nov
17
Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Volunteers should meet at the end of Blue View Drive at 1PM. Work priorities may vary throughout the year, but current work is focused on lopping woody shrubs.

Any questions can be addressed via text or email to FOSP President McDonough-Sutter. McSutter@mhtc.net 608 332 5029

Nov
20
Lake Levels, Aquatic Plants and Other Lake Issues

The Friends of Lake Kegonsa Society is hosting a talk on lake levels, aquatic plants and other lake issues. They are expecting a big turnout, so please register below by Nov. 15th, if you plan to attend.  

Two of our staff members will be speaking:

John Reimer is the Assistant Director of the Dane County LWRD. His technical background has focused on modeling and analysis of watersheds, rivers, and lakes. John is responsible for lake level management including the management of the three dams in the Yahara Chain of Lakes. John will be discussing what the county has done this year to help to improve water flow between the Yaraha Lakes and what is planned to better control water levels in the future.

Peter Jopke is the Water Resources Planner for the Dane County LWRD.  As a Water Resources Planner, Pete works primarily on lake and stream management including aquatic plant management, fisheries, habitat and invasive species.  He has 28 years of experience including time spent with DNR, the USFWS and Dane County.  Pete will be discussing plant harvesting totals for 2019, 2019 equipment investments, future harvesting plans, the 2019 plant sonar survey and the Lake Kegonsa fish survey.

Nov
23
Arboretum Core Area/Curtis Prairie Work Party

Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species in the Lake Wingra watershed. The UW-Madison Arboretum maintains one the oldest prairie restorations in the world. Tools and training are provided. Groups interested in volunteering should contact Marian Farrior in advance to coordinate. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

Nov
26
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Dec
3
Clean Lakes Community Awards

The Clean Lakes Community Awards recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of individuals, volunteers, businesses, farmers, and other groups working to protect our Yahara lakes. The awards honor the dedication of individuals and groups making a difference in our watershed. Join the Clean Lakes Alliance for the awards presentation and networking reception. Cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available. Tickets are $10 per person. Online registration is requested for all attendees.

Dec
4
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Dec
6
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Dec
7
Arboretum Wingra Oak Savanna Work Party

Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species in the Lake Wingra watershed. The UW-Madison Arboretum maintains one the oldest prairie restorations in the world. Tools and training provided. Groups welcome with advance notice.

Dec
10
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Dec
13
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Dec
14
Arboretum Core Area/Curtis Prairie Work Party

Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species in the Lake Wingra watershed. The UW-Madison Arboretum maintains one the oldest prairie restorations in the world. Tools and training are provided. Groups interested in volunteering should contact Marian Farrior in advance to coordinate. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

Dec
14
Friends of Anderson Farm County Park Restoration Workday

Anderson Farm Park Friends have a regular second Saturday of the month restoration workday in addition to various other scheduled workdays throughout the year -  work may include clearing invasive species and prairie maintenance.

Please signup for the workday you want to attend using the calendar on their website.

Dec
15
Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Volunteers should meet at the end of Blue View Drive at 1PM. Work priorities may vary throughout the year, but current work is focused on lopping woody shrubs.

Any questions can be addressed via text or email to FOSP President McDonough-Sutter. McSutter@mhtc.net 608 332 5029

Dec
19
Dane County Watershed Network Gathering

During this gathering, each water-related group in Dane County will have the change to give a quick “3-minute, 3-slide” overview of their major projects and accomplishments over the past year. After the presentations, we will have at least an hour of open networking time to give you the chance to connect with other groups to learn more about projects that peaked your interest.

This is your chance to hear about what other groups have been doing, connect with them to learn more, and possibly plan collaborative projects around specific issues. 

Community members are welcome to attend to learn about the work that is being done around water. This is a great way to learn what groups are doing and identify groups and projects you may want to get involved with in the future.

Sign up to present:
If you will be the presenter for your group, please indicate that when you sign up so we make sure we have time for everyone.  You will receive an email from Susan Sandford closer to the date of the gathering. 

Dec
20
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Dec
21
Arboretum Grady Tract Work Party

Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species in the Lake Wingra watershed. The UW-Madison Arboretum maintains one the oldest prairie restorations in the world. Tools and training are provided. Groups interested in volunteering should contact Marian Farrior in advance to coordinate. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

Dec
28
Arboretum Core Area/Curtis Prairie Work Party

Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species in the Lake Wingra watershed. The UW-Madison Arboretum maintains one the oldest prairie restorations in the world. Tools and training are provided. Groups interested in volunteering should contact Marian Farrior in advance to coordinate. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

Jan
10
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Jan
11
Friends of Anderson Farm County Park Restoration Workday

Anderson Farm Park Friends have a regular second Saturday of the month restoration workday in addition to various other scheduled workdays throughout the year -  work may include clearing invasive species and prairie maintenance.

Please signup for the workday you want to attend using the calendar on their website.

Jan
11
Friends of Cherokee Marsh annual meeting with the Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dance Troupe

The Friends of Cherokee Marsh are hosting the Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dance Troupe with Eliott Funmaker Sr. of the Ho-Chunk and Meskwaki Nations. Enjoy traditional songs, stories, and dances of the Ho-Chunk people and learn the history that has been passed on from generation to generation. Before the presentation, we'll hold a short meeting to review the past year, look forward to the year ahead, and elect directors for the coming year. Everyone, member and non-member, is welcome to attend this free event.

Jan
17
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Jan
24
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Jan
31
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Feb
7
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Feb
8
Frozen Assets 5K Run/Walk

Frozen Assets 5K Run/Walk Join Clean Lakes Alliance for our Frozen Assets 5K and run or walk ENTIRELY on a frozen lake! Take a break from the hilly pavement and bring your stride to the ice. In this 5K race, participants will run, walk, or snowshoe across the ice on iconic Lake Mendota with beautiful views of downtown Madison. The course will start and end at The Edgewater, right in the heart of the Frozen Assets Festival! Registration Your registration to this event includes admission to the race, optional chip timing, and post-race beer (21+) or soda! Online registration closes Wednesday, February 5th. The registration pricing schedule is below: $35 Early Bird : November 1 - December 30 $40 Regular Price : December 31 - February 5 $45 Same Day : February 8 Best of all, your registration supports work to protect and improve water quality in our lakes! Divisions The event will be chip-timed for runners, or sign up for the walk pass for an untimed event. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers. Ice Access You may access the ice down The Edgewater outdoor stairs, indoors through The Edgewater, at the end of N. Carroll Street to the west, and from James Madison Park to the east. Terms & Conditions of Entry By registering for this event, you agree to the Frozen Assets 5K Terms & Conditions of Entry. All entrants must read and agree to this declaration. Frozen Assets Festival The sixth annual Frozen Assets Festival will take place on Saturday, February 8th at The Edgewater. As always, this family-friendly daytime event will be FREE and open to all. Learn more at cleanlakesalliance.org/frozen-assets. Weather Race organizers reserve the right to alter the course due to factors including, but not limited to, ice conditions and weather. If conditions are deemed unsafe, the event may be cancelled or moved to an alternate location. Participants will be notified of any changes ahead of the event. Sponsorships If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, email our Development Director Laura Strickland at laura@cleanlakesalliance.org. FAQs Is there parking available? Participants may park at The Edgewater parking ramp. You may also find street parking or use City of Madison parking ramps. When can I check-in or pick up my bag? Participant check-in and registration the day of the event will begin at 9 a.m. on Lake Mendota at The Edgewater. What happens if ice conditions are unsafe? Clean Lakes Alliance will make every effort to hold this event, while keeping safety in mind for all competitors. If conditions are deemed unsafe, the event may be cancelled or moved to an alternate location, with entrance fees being considered a tax-deductible donation to support our lakes. Participants will be notified of any changes ahead of the event. What is the refund policy? Registrations are transferrable and non-refundable. Thank you in advance for your donation to support our lakes!

Feb
14
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Feb
21
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

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Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Feb
28
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Mar
6
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Mar
13
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Apr
4
Annual Dog Park Cleanup Day

Join us at one of the dog parks listed below to and help us with some spring cleaning! Volunteer will help pick up trash, dog waste, and other items to help beautify our parks. This is a fun event for both you and your pup (pup optional).  Crew leaders will meet you at the park entrance and provide gloves, garbage bags and a thank you goodie bag with doggy samples. Volunteers can bring a 5-gallon pail and/or a scooper if possible.

Parks include:
Badger Prairie Park
Indian Lake Park
Lake Farm Park – Capital Spring Recreation Area
Prairie Moraine -“Tower Site”
Token Creek Park
Viking Park
Yahara Heights Park

Jun
20
2020 Madison Free to Breathe Yoga

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation's Free to Breathe Yoga is a one-of-a-kind event where teams fundraise to earn their spot for a day of yoga, wellness activities, and community. Teams honor those who have been diagnosed with lung cancer, while celebrating health and the power of breath. Participants raise critically needed funds for research to improve lung cancer outcomes.