Learn with us at the Yahara Watershed Academy
The Yahara Watershed Academy is a training and leadership-development experience that aims to build and empower a regional network of informed leaders for our watershed.
The course provides students with the knowledge, tools, leadership skills, and resource connections needed to meet today’s land and water conservation challenges effectively and sustainably. Five full-day classes will be held at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the watershed. (Classes will take place the second Tuesday of February through June of 2019.) In addition to attending classes, students will work on individual or group action plans and projects to be completed after the conclusion of the course.
- Have a passion for learning about our lakes
- Currently hold leadership positions or aspire to develop leadership skills
- Desire to take action as individuals or through affiliated groups to improve our watershed
Applications for the Yahara Watershed Academy, Class of 2019, will be accepted through Friday, January 4th, 2019.
More about the Academy
The Land Ethic | Climate Impacts | Health & Economic Connections | Limnology | Leadership | Community Inclusion
Tour of Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District | Paddle around Lake Wingra | Explore UW-Arboretum’s stormwater control features | Pontoon classroom on Lake Mendota | Green infrastructure tour | Aldo Leopold Nature Center learning experience
Some past speakers include:
Michael Mucha, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District | Dr. Emily Stanley, UW-Madison | Dr. Chris Kucharik, UW-Madison | David Liebl, UW-Extension | Dr. Ken Potter, UW-Madison | Dr. Stephen Carpenter, UW-Madison | Annette Miller, MG&E | Jeff Endres, Yahara Pride Farms
Apply to the Yahara Watershed Academy, Class of 2019: cleanlakesalliance.org/yahara-watershed-academy-application