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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Projects

The Land & Water Resources Department works on a variety of projects to protect and improve natural resources and to increase access to and use of public lands. This webpage displays information about significant, in-progress projects and includes a locator map and links to project details below the map. Projects can be filtered by category including:

  • Land & Water (water quality improvements, flood mitigation, stormwater controls, etc.)
  • Parks (new trails, dog parks, shelters, habitat restorations, etc.)

Check back often to stay up-to-date on active projects.

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Active Projects
1
Anderson Farm County Park - Dog Park

Development of a new 40-acre dog park and a paved shared-use trail at Anderson Farm County Park.

2
Badger Mill Creek Stream Restoration

Badger Mill Creek stream restoration and reconnection to floodplain.

3
CamRock County Park - New Natural Playground

A new natural playground has been installed at CamRock Shelter # 2 Area. A paved pathway to the playground will be added in August.

4
Capital City State Trail - Pavement Restoration

Multi-year trail restoration to improve surfacing, safety, drainage, and wayfinding.

5
Cherokee-Yahara River Estuary Rehabilitation Project

Developing a plan to enhance (i) recreation, (ii) fishery and wildlife, (iii) water quality and vegetation, and (iv) erosion and sediment trapping in the Cherokee-Yahara River Estuary.

6
Glacial Drumlin to Capital City Connector Trail

Development of segment of the Glacial Drumlin State Trail from I-90 bridge in Madison to the existing Glacial Drumlin Trail Trailhead in the Village of Cottage Grove.

7
Indian Lake County Park - Oak Savanna Restoration

Removing invasive species and restoring Oak Savanna habitat

8
Legacy Sediment Removal

The innovative "Suck the Muck" project will remove phosphorus-laden sediment from streambeds within the Yahara River Watershed.

9
Lower Yahara River Trail - Trail Development Phase 2

Development of Phase 2 of the trail from Fish Camp County Park to Lake Kegonsa State Park and Williams Drive.

10
Mendota County Park - Accessible Fishing & Boating Improvements

Upgrades to retaining wall and seawall and implementing the second phase of pathway improvements along the lagoon.

11
Mud Lake Wildlife Area - Oak Savanna Restoration

Project to removing invasives and other species to help restore oak savanna habitat.

12
Pheasant Branch Conservancy - Restoration

Project to improve water quality, wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation in the Pheasant Branch Conservancy.

13
Salmo Pond County Park - Accessible Fishing & Boating Improvements

Installation of floating fishing pier and pathway improvements.

14
Scheidegger Forest - Oak Savanna and Woodland Restoration

Project to removing invasives and other species to help restore oak savanna and woodland habitat.

15
Silverwood County Park - Oak Savanna and Woodland Restoration

Project to removing invasives and other species to help restore oak savanna and woodland habitat.

16
Token Creek County Park - Boardwalk Replacement

Replacement of the wetland viewing boardwalk at Token Creek County Park

17
W.G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park - Solar Initiatives

New solar panels, open air shelters and car charging stations.

18
Yahara River Sediment Removal

Multiphase project to reduce flooding and improve water flow in the Yahara Lakes.