Yahara Lakes 101
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 impacting our lakes. Each month, we feature a different expert to make the science accessible and interesting to non-technical audiences.
The Clean Lakes Alliance Community Breakfast was created to bring our community together to review our collective progress towards cleaner, healthier lakes. The event features a hot, local breakfast and conversation with scientists, advocates, and leaders for our lakes.
Renew the Blue Volunteer Days
Clean Lakes Alliance coordinates watershed volunteer days for area businesses and organizations, offering meaningful opportunities to engage directly with our lakes. Renew the Blue Volunteer Days provide an opportunity for individuals to contribute to work to clean up our waters while becoming informed and engaged lake issues.
Loop the Lake
Loop the Lake is Clean Lakes Alliance’s annual bike ride around Lake Monona that highlights our community’s lakes and lakeshore bike paths. This family-friendly ride (not a race) features stops along the way with beachside fun at the finish line.
Big Swell Madison (formerly Shoreline Swim)
When it comes to Madison’s lakes, it’s not only the fish that count on clean water for swimming. Hundreds of swimmers plunge into our lakes each year, especially as part of our vibrant triathlon scene. Whether you are a competitive swimmer looking for a great training opportunity, or a recreational swimmer who cares about clean water, Big Swell Madison is the perfect opportunity to make a difference to help protect our lakes.
Paddle for a Purpose
Join Clean Lakes Alliance and Madison Boats for Paddle for a Purpose Mondays! Visit any Madison Boats location on Monday nights from 4-8pm and 20% of your rental fee will support Clean Lakes Alliance.
Every year, the Frozen Assets Festival highlights the status of our lakes as one of our community’s biggest assets. FREE family-friendly activities are offered throughout the weekend, and the fundraiser is like none other, with each year bringing a new winter theme, stunning décor, and delectable cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.