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

Take A Stake In The Lake Logo
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

6/30/2015
Jun
30

Arboretum Grady Tract Work Party

Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species in the Grady Tract of the Arboretum. Learn how the Arboretum is managing stormwater for the Lake Wingra watershed.

Time and Place: 9am – noon, Grady Tract at the UW Arboretum; meet at the parking lot on the corner of Seminole Highway and the West Beltline Frontage Road, Madison

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


7/1/2015
Jul
1

Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy Restoration Workday

Work parties will meet the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 AM - 12 noon. Volunteers will pull invasives, cut brush, and/or gather seed. 

Time and Place: Volunteers should meet at the Pheasant Branch Dane County Parking lot.  1.2 miles north of Century Avenue on Pheasant Branch Road, unless instructed otherwise. 

Contact: If you would like to be added to the FOPB email list to receive reminders of work days, or for more info please contactoffice@pheasantbranch.org


7/11/2015
Jul
11

CWT Workday

TBA

Time and Place: TBA

Contact: Steve Falter at (608) 223-0995 or cwt@capitolwatertrails.org


7/11/2015
Jul
11

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


7/12/2015
Jul
12

Lake Monona Water Walk 2015

• Blessing of the Waters at Frost Woods Beach – 7:00 am
• Lake Monona Water Walk 2015 – ‘The Gratitude Walk and the Medicine Drums’ – 9:30 am

Led by the Ancient Mother MoonLodge and Sponsored by 4Pillars4Health EcoSpace, Llc. and Call for Peace Drum & Dance

Water Blessing & Water Walk Meeting Place at Frost Woods Beach, 5850 Winnequah Road, Monona, WI 53716.

Time and Place: The Medicine Drums & Gathering locations to Rest the Waters along the Walk will be at these parks (to be confirmed): Frost Woods Beach (Gathering of the Waters)
Olin
Monona Bay
Law
Hudson
Olbrich
Schluter Beach
Frost Woods Beach (Return of the Waters)

Contact: Dianné Jean Aldrich at fourpillars@tds.net



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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