First day of the Lake Monona Water Walk weekend a success!

Thanks to everyone who came out in the sweltering heat! The Unitarian Dance Fellowship welcomed us all with a performance. It was a pleasure to watch the Whitehorse family sing, drum, and dance our spirits high. Be welcomed by Monona Mayor Miller and Madison Mayor Soglin. Listen to Grandmother Josephine Mandamin speak to us about our mission to preserve and clean our waters. William Waterway Marks reminded us how big of a part Wisconsin has played in protecting our waters and wildlife from pesticides like DDT.

The night was closed out with performances by Art Shegonee, the Red Feather InterTribal Youth Drummers, Carell Casey, The Raging Grannies, Joe Fred and Friends, and the Prairie Bayou Cajun Band.

Tomorrow will be an even bigger day of learning and exploration. Probably some sweating too if it stays this warm!

We’d also like to say a special thanks to Salad Creations Monona and Willy Street Co-op for providing food and refreshments to our special guests and staff.