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

10/4/2014
Oct
4

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,


10/4/2014
Oct
4

Sugar River Clean-up Day

Southwest Trout Unlimited has planned a volunteer work day on the Sugar River to clear downed trees and remove trash. For this workday, we will be focusing on the stretch of Sugar River from the Highway 69 Access Parking Lot south of Verona and working toward Paoli.  The Highway 69 Access Parking Lot can be found just south of Sunset Drive when traveling south on Highway 69.  The small parking lot will be on the east side of the highway.

Time and Place: All volunteers can meet at the Highway 69 Access Parking Lot 15 minutes prior to the start time. Volunteers can count on getting a little messy, so please dress appropriately. It’s recommended to wear a pair of old tennis shoes and clothing that dries easily.

Contact: Any questions can be directed to Wade Moder at usrwa@usrwa.org, by office phone at 608-437-7707 or by cell phone at 920-850-6902.


10/11/2014
Oct
11

Holy Wisdom Monastery Community Workday

Restore the land and renew your spirit. Volunteers of all ages have helped return over 100 acres of land to native prairie, wetlands, and woodlands at Holy Wisdom Monastery. Become part of the tradition and enjoy some time outdoors. Work projects may include collecting prairie seed; maintaining rain gardens, green roofs and nature trails; pulling invasive weeds; staining nature trail signs; splitting firewood; picking apples and cleaning inside our eco-friendly building. Pre-registration r …

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10/11/2014
Oct
11

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


10/11/2014
Oct
11

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,



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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