Yahara Watershed Academy

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 are held at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the watershed. 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.

The Yahara Watershed Academy will not be held in 2018. Stay tuned for more information on the 2019 session.

More about the Academy

Course themes:

The Land Ethic | Climate Impacts | Health & Economic Connections | Limnology | Leadership | Community Inclusion


Tour of Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District | Paddle around Lake Wingra | Tour Arboretum’s storm water retention projects | Pontoon Lake Mendota

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