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

5/27/2015
May
27

Bock Community Garden- Pheasant Branch Conservancy Workday

The Bock Community Garden is sponsoring a workday in the Bock Community Forest, an integral part of Pheasant Branch Conservancy. The Friends raised funds to purchase the parcel in 2006, and continue to raise funds to move the restoration work forward. Now the prairie and oak savanna is at a point where volunteers can make a big difference. Join in for on-the-ground experience to see what has been accomplished so far, learn about next steps, and meet restoration staff, community gardeners,  …

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5/27/2015
May
27

Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservency -- Bock Community Forest Workday

Join Bock Community Garden and the Friends of Phesant Branch Conservancy for a workday, Wednesday, May 27, from 6-8 pm on the Bock Forest property.  The Friends of Pheasant Branch raised the funds to purchase the property because of its critical importance for water quality in the marsh and area lakes. Restoration is underway!  The newly planted prairie areas need help with removing non-native species and supporting the newly planted oaks.  Join with others to help the  …

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5/30/2015
May
30

Four Lakes Scuba "Take a Stake" Dive

TBA

Time and Place: Lake Monona

Contact: StakeInTheLakes@FourLakesScubaClub.org


5/30/2015
May
30

Planning Meeting: Lake Monona Water Walk 2015

We just had our first info/planning meeting on the Lake Monona Water Walk 2015 celebration. Energies are moving in a beautiful way on behalf of the Waters.  So much has transpired since the first walk in 2012.  Good things for our Lake and many, many more Walks (most recently at Lake Winnebago). Please check out our website:   www.LakeMononaWaterWalk.org  and also www.WaterWalkersUnited.com Let us know if you can lend support of any kind and help us sprea …

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5/31/2015
May
31

Rob’s Sugar River Ramble

Connect with the Upper Sugar River Watershed by land and water as you cycle through the beautiful countryside, then paddle the Sugar River until you reach your destination near Paoli, WI. Transportation and a locally-sourced lunch is included!All proceeds support the Upper Sugar River Watershed Association, a non-profit organization that provides leadership for continuous resource improvement through strategic partnerships that benefit the watershed’s land, water and people.Rob’s Su …

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Aquatic Debris Collection

This spring Dane County is sponsoring a Take a Stake in Our Waters Spring Cleanup event. A shoreline trash and aquatic debris pickup from piers on the Yahara Chain of Lakes will take place starting the week of May 18, 2015. Shoreline residents are asked to have all items ready for pickup and at the end of their piers by 7:00 am on their scheduled pickup day.

May 18th – Monday

  • Lake Mendota
  • Lake Kegonsa

May 20th – Wednesday

  • Lake Monona
  • Lake Waubesa

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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