Yahara Lakes 101

Learn more about the science behind the issues impacting our lakes!

Yahara Lakes 101 is a series of educational events open to the public. The event brings the research of scientists, lake experts and leaders in front of community leaders, leading to a better understanding of the threats facing Madison’s lakes and how we can take action to preserve them.

The series is also a great chance for residents to learn more about the science behind the issues that affect our lakes. Each month we feature a different expert to make the science accessible and interesting to technical and non-technical audiences alike. Enjoy a presentation and questions and answers over coffee and pastries with beautiful Lake Mendota as the backdrop.

Join us at Yahara Lakes 101

Events take place on the second Wednesday of the month from 8 to 9 a.m. at The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Place. Admission is $10 at the door or free to Friends of Clean Lakes. Become a Friend of Clean Lakes today.

Come at 7:30 a.m. for a meet-and-greet and to enjoy your coffee, pastries, and fruit. The program begins at 8 a.m. and is dismissed by 9 a.m. with small group Q&A to follow. Advance registration is requested. Complimentary event parking will be available at The Edgewater.

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Sponsors

Yahara Lakes 101 is produced in partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, with hosting sponsor The Edgewater, presenting sponsor First Weber Inc., supporting sponsor Johnson Bank, and media sponsor Isthmus Publishing.

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April 2018

Yahara Lakes 101 with Susan Graham: Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

April 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$10
Stop the spread of invasive species sign

Join us for a special talk on invasive species in our lakes. Susan Graham will speak about the scale of the problem, what Wisconsin is doing, what YOU can do to help. We’ll learn about what invaders could be next and what success has looked like right here in Wisconsin.

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May 2018

Monarch butterfly

Yahara Lakes 101: Monarchs and our lakes

May 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Learn about how an “all hands on deck” approach to monarch conservation is galvanizing habitat restoration across North America, including along fragile waterways. Karen Obenhauser, Director of the UW Arboretum, will present!

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June 2018

Back to the Beach

Yahara Lakes 101: Back to the Beach

June 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Learn about Clean Lakes Alliance's Back to the Beach contest and work to reinvest in our public beaches.

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July 2018

Trina McMahon

Yahara Lakes 101 with Trina McMahon: Blue-Green Algae

July 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Join us on July 11th as Trina McMahon discusses Blue Green Algae: The Known and Unknown

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August 2018

Yahara Lakes 101 with Cal DeWitt: Waubesa Wetlands

August 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$10
Cal DeWitt

What about the Waubesa Wetlands inspired environmental scientist Dr. Cal DeWitt to move there over four decades ago? Learn about this 500-acre wetland "gem" at this month’s Yahara Lakes 101 talk.

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October 2018

Yahara Lakes 101: Recovery, Rebuild, Resilience

Yahara Lakes 101 with Joe Parisi & John Reimer: Dane County Budget Flood Initiatives

October 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Joe Parisi and John Reimer will discuss new initiatives Dane County will include in the upcoming 2019 budget proposal to aid flood recovery, increase lake health, and build future resiliency.

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November 2018

Yahara Lakes 101: Rake for our Lakes

Yahara Lakes 101 with Phil Gaebler

November 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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At this month's Yahara Lakes 101 talk, hear how the City of Madison has changed its view on leaf management to help protect our lakes!

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January 2019

Yahara Lakes 101 with Claudio Gratton

January 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
$10
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Join us to learn about important issues impacting our lakes

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February 2019

Yahara Lakes 101 with Hilary Dugan

February 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Learn about the impacts of salt on our frewshwater lakes with University of Wisconsin-Madison assistant professor of limnology, Hilary Dugan.

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March 2019

Yahara Lakes 101 with Janice Rice

March 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
$10
Yahara Lakes 101 - If the Waters Could Speak: Ho-Chunk Lifeways over calm lake with grassy shoreline

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