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

2/12/2015
Feb
12

Our Future Watershed and Well-Being, Part 2:

What kind of future do we want for the Yahara Watershed, and how can we get there?Join the Dane County Office of Lakes and Watersheds and the UW-Madison’s Water Sustainability and Climate Project for the second of a discussion series on possible futures.Envisioning desirable futures is crucial to creating a resilient watershed and ensuring the well-being of future generations. One tool to assist long-term thinking is fictional but plausible stories about the future, called scenarios.This  …

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2/14/2015
Feb
14

Lakeshore Nature Preserve Workday

Join other volunteers to help care for the UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve on the shore of Lake Mendota. Activities include removing invasive plants, planting native species, maintaining trails, collecting trash, and cleaning fire circles. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to work outdoors. Groups and minors are okay with advance notice. Canceled in case of rain/snow or temps below 0 degrees F with wind chill warning or advisory. Worday runs from 1-3pm.

Time and Place: Meet at Frautchi Point parking lot off of Lake Mendota Drive. On the free 80 bus route.

Contact: For more info: Contact Bryn Scriver, 608-220-5560 or bscriver@fpm.wisc.eduOr visit our website: www.lakeshorepreserve.wisc.edu


2/22/2015
Feb
22

Lakeshore Nature Preserve Workday

Join other volunteers to help care for the UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve on the shore of Lake Mendota. Activities include removing invasive plants, planting native species, maintaining trails, collecting trash, and cleaning fire circles. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to work outdoors. Groups and minors are okay with advance notice. Canceled in case of rain/snow or temps below 0 degrees F with wind chill warning or advisory. Workdays run from 1-3pm.

Time and Place: Meet at Picnic Point parking lot 129 off of University Bay Drive. On the free 80 bus route.

Contact: For more info: Contact Bryn Scriver, 608-220-5560 or bscriver@fpm.wisc.eduOr visit our website: www.lakeshorepreserve.wisc.edu


3/8/2015
Mar
8

Lakeshore Nature Preserve Workday

Join other volunteers to help care for the UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve on the shore of Lake Mendota. Activities include removing invasive plants, planting native species, maintaining trails, collecting trash, and cleaning fire circles. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to work outdoors. Groups and minors are okay with advance notice. Canceled in case of severe rain or wind advisory. Workday runs from 1-3pm.

Time and Place: Meet at Frautchi Point parking lot off of Lake Mendota Drive. On the free 80 bus route.

Contact: For more info: Contact Bryn Scriver, 608-220-5560 or bscriver@fpm.wisc.eduOr visit our website: www.lakeshorepreserve.wisc.edu


3/21/2015
Mar
21

Lakeshore Nature Preserve Workday

Join other volunteers to help care for the UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve on the shore of Lake Mendota. Activities include removing invasive plants, planting native species, maintaining trails, collecting trash, and cleaning fire circles. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to work outdoors. Groups and minors are okay with advance notice. Canceled in case of severe rain or wind advisory. Workday runs from 9am-12pm

Time and Place: Meet at Picnic Point parking lot 129 off of University Bay Drive. On the free 80 bus route.

Contact: For more info: Contact Bryn Scriver, 608-220-5560 or bscriver@fpm.wisc.eduOr visit our website: www.lakeshorepreserve.wisc.edu



Aquatic Debris Collection

The annual Take a Stake in Our Waters (formerly Take a Stake in the Lakes Days) shoreline trash and aquatic debris collection by Dane County Lakes Management barges begins on June 10 for Lakes Mendota and Kegonsa and on June 17 for Lakes Monona and Waubesa. Barges will make ONE pass around the lakes. Shoreline residents should have debris from their pier area on their pier by 6 am Monday so they don’t miss the collection. It may be a few days until they get to each pier. Pier pickup of aquatic debris is not an option for homeowners where barges cannot access piers. Only aquatic vegetation (lake weeds, algae), debris washed up on shore (trash, dead fish, etc.) will be picked up by barges. Yard waste or brush (grass clippings, leaves, tree limbs), household waste (garbage, pet waste, etc.) will not be collected. Call Rhea at (608) 224-3601 with questions. 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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