CELEBRATING OUR LAKES, RIVERS, & WETLANDS
Caring for our Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands 365 Days a Year

CELEBRATING OUR LAKES, RIVERS, & WETLANDS
Caring for our Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands 365 Days a Year


About Take a Stake

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For more than 25 years, Take a Stake volunteers have been working to protect and improve the lakes, streams and wetlands of Dane County. Join in the celebration by participating in the wide range of activities and events happening in and around Dane County lakes, rivers and wetlands all year long.

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Events

9/5/2015
Sep
5

Arboretum Wingra Oak Savanna Work Party

Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species in an oak savanna near the shore of Lake Wingra

Time and Place: 9am – noon, Wingra Oak Savanna at the UW Arboretum, meet at the parking lot on Arbor Drive, just off Monroe Street, Madison

Contact: Marian Farrior, mlfarrior@wisc.edu; see http://uwarboretum.org/volunteer/positions/#ecological_restoration for more information


9/5/2015
Sep
5

Lake Kegonsa Sailing Parade

he Lake Kegonsa Sailing Club is hosting a “Sailaround” on Saturday, September 5th. Open to all types of sailboats, this noncompetitive event is a parade of boats, sailing a circuit around Lake Kegonsa. It’s free and open to nonmembers.

Time and Place: Meet for lunch and instructions at Springer’s Restaurant on the lake at 1 p.m. The sail begins around 2 p.m., and a social is planned for 6 p.m. at Viking Brew Pub, downtown Stoughton. 

Contact: For more information on the event or launch sites, contact Kathy Dutilly at kathy@lksc.org.


9/5/2015
Sep
5

Lake Kegonsa Sailing Parade

he Lake Kegonsa Sailing Club is hosting a “Sailaround” on Saturday, September 5th. Open to all types of sailboats, this noncompetitive event is a parade of boats, sailing a circuit around Lake Kegonsa. It’s free and open to nonmembers.

Time and Place: Meet for lunch and instructions at Springer’s Restaurant on the lake at 1 p.m. The sail begins around 2 p.m., and a social is planned for 6 p.m. at Viking Brew Pub, downtown Stoughton. 

Contact: For more information on the event or launch sites, contact Kathy Dutilly at kathy@lksc.org.


9/6/2015
Sep
6

Cherokee Marsh Guided Nature Walk

Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park includes Dane County’s biggest wetland complex and features trails and boardwalk access through  prairie and woodlands. The park runs along the Yahara River aand also is home to Native American mounds.

First Sunday of every month, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Free, family-friendly bird and nature walks. Sponsored by Madison Parks, the Friends of Cherokee Marsh and Madison Audubon Society.

Time and Place: Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, North Unit, 6098 N. Sherman Ave. Get directions.

Contact: Jan Axelson from the Friends of Cherokee Marsh at janaxelson@gmail.com


9/12/2015
Sep
12

Arboretum Core Area Work Party

Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species near Curtis Prairie, one of the oldest prairie restorations in the world. Learn how the Arboretum is managing stormwater for the Lake Wingra watershed.

Time and Place: 9am – noon, Core Area at the UW Arboretum.  Meet at the Visitor Center front steps, Madison

Contact: Marian Farrior, mlfarrior@wisc.edu; see http://uwarboretum.org/volunteer/positions/#ecological_restoration for more information



Aquatic Debris Collection

This spring Dane County is sponsoring a Take a Stake in Our Waters Spring Cleanup event. A shoreline trash and aquatic debris pickup from piers on the Yahara Chain of Lakes will take place starting the week of May 18, 2015. Shoreline residents are asked to have all items ready for pickup and at the end of their piers by 7:00 am on their scheduled pickup day.

May 18th – Monday

  • Lake Mendota
  • Lake Kegonsa

May 20th – Wednesday

  • Lake Monona
  • Lake Waubesa

If you don't currently reside at your lakefront property, please make sure that those who live there are aware of this shoreline debris collection.

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