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

11/22/2014
Nov
22

Arboretum Core Area Work Party

Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species near Curtis Prairie, one of the oldest prairie restorations in the world. Learn how the Arboretum is managing stormwater  for the Lake Wingra watershed.

 

Time and Place: 9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Visitor Center front steps; Core Area at the UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison

Contact: www.uwarboretum.org, mlfarrior@wisc.edu Marian Farrior, (608) 265-5214,


12/6/2014
Dec
6

Arboretum Wingra Oak Savanna Work Party

Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species in an oak savanna near the shore of Lake Wingra. This project is open for additional individual volunteers. Groups of 25-50 volunteers can be accommodated with prior notice. If a group wants to attend, they must first contact Marian Farrior.

Time and Place: 9 a.m.-noon, meet at the parking lot on Arbor Drive, just off Monroe Street; Wingra Oak Savanna at the UW Arboretum; 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison

Contact: www.uwarboretum.org, mlfarrior@wisc.edu Marian Farrior, (608) 265-5214,


12/6/2014
Dec
6

Stream bank restoration

Join Dane County Parks and Trout Unlimited for an outing to remove invasives along the Sugar River the new Falk Wells Natural Area. We’ll be clearing the stream bank to provide access for fishing and other activities by cutting invasive species such as honeysuckle and buckthorn. You can learn about invasive species management, why this area was acquired and the special features it offers, and also about fish habitat. Workday will last from about 9 am – noon.

Time and Place: Contact Don Ferber for directions

Contact: Don Ferber at d_ferber@sbcglobal.net for more information or at 608-217-2959 if you can’t find the location or will get there late.


12/13/2014
Dec
13

Arboretum Core Area Work Party

Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species near Curtis Prairie, one of the oldest prairie restorations in the world. Learn how the Arboretum is managing stormwater  for the Lake Wingra watershed.

 

Time and Place: 9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Visitor Center front steps; Core Area at the UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison

Contact: www.uwarboretum.org, mlfarrior@wisc.edu Marian Farrior, (608) 265-5214,


12/13/2014
Dec
13

Friends of Monona Bay Monthly Shoreline Cleanup

Help Monona Bay! Pick up trash along the shoreline of the bay and in Brittingham Park.

Time and Place: 10am –noon Meet at the Brittingham Beach House, 701 West Brittingham Place, corner of Proudfit and West Brittingham Place

Contact: ; FOMB Monthly Shoreline Cleanup on facebook; Nina Emerson, 608-698-9708http://friendsofmononabay.blogspot.com/p/cleanups.html



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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