What Happened on April 23, 1872?

On April 23rd, 1872, the ice officially broke up on Lake Mendota.  That is the latest ice-off date on record!  Thanks to the Clean Lakes Alliance for passing along this fun information in their build up to the 2nd Save Our Lakes Annual Meeting.

A Community Breakfast Event
to Present
the 2012 State of the Lakes Report


Friday, April 19th, 2013

7:30am – 9:00am


Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center

Exhibit Hall A & B


$45 ~ 1 person

$450 ~ 1 table of 10 people

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The “Save Our Lakes” summit is CLA’s annual meeting where the State of the Lakes Report is presented. Come learn about how lake conditions were in 2012, as well as Yahara WINs and our community’s efforts to implement adaptive management.

This year’s event will be built into Isthmus Publishing’s Green Day, an expo featuring speakers and exhibits on sustainability. Among other program highlights, the Yahara Lakes Stewardship Award will be presented for outstanding service and commitment to protecting the Yahara Watershed. The “Save Our Lakes” summit is a great opportunity to network with key players in the water quality field.


CLA together with its partners, is preparing the 2nd annual State of the Lakes Report and the Yahara Lakes Report Card. The report is a collection of data from scientists, Dane County, Madison & Dane County Public Health Department, park managers, local residents and business owners all of whom share an interest in the Yahara River Watershed and its lakes.

The first State of the Lakes covered a general overview of the Yahara Watershed, the Yahara Lakes Report Card, which included metrics on Lake Water Quality, Beaches, Aquatic Plant Harvesting, Lake Levels, and Ice Conditions, and a feature on community actions. The 2011 Report Card provided a baseline for the community to begin tracking lake conditions.