May 13 is Madison’s annual compost bin and rain barrel event

By Bryant Moroder MAMSWaP For more than 20 years, Madison has hosted this annual event which has provided discounted compost bins and rain barrels to tens of thousands of area homeowners. This...

Grow native plants to attract butterflies, bees and birds

By Jan Axelson Friends of Cherokee Marsh Folks around the Northside are discovering a way to attract butterflies, bees, birds and other wildlife to their property while saving time and money and reducing...

Lake View Hill goes to bat for bats

By Dan Tortorice Friends of Lake View Hill Park In 1930 something great happened at the top of Lake View Hill. Dane County built a state-of-the-art hospital/sanatorium to treat people suffering from tuberculosis,...

Local scout, Bailey Sargent, earns prestigious award

By Wally Meyer Boy Scout Troop 127 Bailey Sargent has earned the William T. Hornaday Award, the premier conservation award in scouting. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) estimates only 2,500 awards have...

Eagles, swans and more spotted on annual Christmas Bird Count

By Jan Axelson Friends of Cherokee Marsh On Dec. 17 two teams of bird enthusiasts combed the Northside with a goal of finding as many species as possible for the annual Christmas Bird...

Friends of Lake View Hill Park annual meeting will feature bat and plant experts

By Anita Weier Friends of Lake View Hill Park If you or your children want to see live bats up close, come to the annual meeting of the Friends of Lake View Hill...
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Together we can solve watershed issues

By Kathlean Wolf Northside News On Oct. 20 State Representative Melissa Sargent and her office staff joined volunteers from Wild Warner to clean up Castle Creek. One week later, 20 United Way...
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MGE announces new resource for Energy 2030 news and information

Madison Gas and Electric In November 2015, Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) shared with customers Energy 2030, our long-term framework for our community’s energy future. Energy 2030 continues MGE’s longstanding commitment to...
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Take a walk in the woods in winter at Lake View Hill Park

By Anita Weier Friends of Lake View Hill Park You may have already hiked through the Cherokee Marsh or Wild Warner Park, but there is another local woods offering the peace and solitude...
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Save the date – Frozen Assets Festival

By Theresa Vander Woude Clean Lakes Alliance Clean Lakes Alliance is hosting our free, family-friendly festival again this year from Friday, Feb. 3, through Sunday, Feb. 5. The festival will be held on...

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