Lake Monona Water Walk Announces New Sponsor – American Family Insurance

Lake Monona Water Walk is happy to announce American Family Insurance as a Flowing River sponsor!

American Family Insurance understands you are looking for a relationship with a stable and trustworthy company. You want an expert, caring advisor who works toward making your insurance experience easy and convenient. An advisor who ensures there are no unwelcome surprises and peace of mind, especially in your time of need. Our knowledgeable agent advisors provide auto, home, life & annuities, health, business and farm & ranch insurance.

Learn & Labor for our Waters; Rain Gardens, Berms, Swales, Rain Barrels & Composting Toilets

Permaculture and water enthusiasts are invited to a Hands On workshop to learn about what you can do on your own property to promote healthy storm & waste water management. This “Learn & Labor” day will be led by Madison Permaculture guru Kate Heiber-Cobb and will include the creation of two rain gardens, the installation of two rain barrels, a composting toilet demonstration and the setting of multiple berms & swales. Bring your work gloves, appropriate tools, water bottles, energy snacks and a notebook. Lots to learn on this day of water maintenance.

For more information and to RSVP: Kate Heiber-Cobb, Sustainability on Stilts, 608-213-2230,

Check out the event on facebook!

Sacred Water Women’s Gathering this Sunday

Women interested in creating sacred water relationships are invited to a ceremonial viewing of the documentary “Waterlife” featuring First Nation’s Ojibway Grandmother Josephine Mandamin, who has walked ALL 5 Great Lakes, and will lead a walk around Lake Monona this summer, July 8th, to raise appreciation, awareness and gratitude for the waters of our community and beyond. Ceremony & film will be followed by an opportunity to paddle Lake Monona in one of the thrilling Voyageur Canoes. The ‘Waterlife’ viewing is sponsored by The Natural Step Monona. RSVP is REQUIRED as space will be limited. (Currently there are 10 spots yet available.) For more details and to RSVP:

Check out the event on facebook!

Penokee: Explore the Iron Hills

An Art Exhibit at the State Capitol Rotunda, 2nd floor during the first week of June.

The public is invited to attend an exhibit titled Penokee: Explore the Iron Hills June 2 to June 10 on the 2nd floor of the State Capitol Rotunda in Madison. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, June 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The State Capitol is located at 2 East Main Street and is open to the public weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and weekends and holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A recent proposal to mine iron in the Penokee Range of Northern Wisconsin stimulated discussion and controversy, bringing statewide attention to this beautiful corner of the state. Sparked by the mining issue, twenty visual artists, musicians and writers from Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan decided to explore their relationship to the Penokees, creating works for the exhibit. The exhibit also highlights the area’s metallic mining history, natural history, geology, and cultural and Native American perspectives.

For more information please visit or phone Terry Daulton, the exhibit coordinator at 715-776-0081. The exhibit will travel to the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland beginning June 23.

Memorial Day Parade and FUN-draiser

Lake Monona Water Walk will be marching in the Monona Memorial Day Parade. Come out and watch or come early and walk with us!

FUN-draiser will be directly afterwards at the East Side Club. Check out the FUN-draiser with Disco Band V05 event on Facebook to RSVP.

The East Side Club’s Tiki Bar Grand Opening partners with the Lake Monona Water Walk to bring you a Memorial Day worth remembering! No cover charge music & dancing with popular disco cover band V05 & great door prizes. Plenty of food and refreshments for purchase. All while overlooking beautiful Lake Monona! Join in on the fun and bring your checkbook to make your tax-deductible contribution for the Water Event of the Year! The Lake Monona Water Walk invites your support and your disco dancing!

What: FUN-draiser with Disco Band V05!
When: Memorial Day, May 28th, 2012. 12:00 – 5:00 pm.
Where: The East Side Club, Monona Drive. Tiki Bar, overlooking Beautiful Lake Monona.
Why: Raise funds for the Lake Monona Water Walk, an exciting and FREE community event coming your way this summer, July 6 – 8th.
How: By dancing! and Door Prizes! And enjoying the Lake Monona View from the outdoor Tiki Bar.

Water Science Day, May 20th

Water Science Day: Sunday, May 20th – 12:00pm to 4:00pm at the USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center.

Join us for a day of hands-on learning and demonstrations of USGS water science and research!

  • Check out live stream critters
  • Use river and lake sampling equipment
  • Learn how scientists predict flooding
  • Measure stream level and flow rate
  • See how water is tested for bacteria and viruses
  • Watch groundwater and sediment/erosion models
  • Tour Mercury Research Laboratory
  • See on-site drill rig and fish-shocking boat
  • Visit nearby real-time streamgage and groundwater sand boil
  • Try on field and lab gear at “Dress like a scientist” photo areas