Solar panels provide clean energy to Warner Park

By Jan Axelson Wild Warner Since October, the Warner Park Community Recreation Center has been using clean electricity produced by solar panels mounted on the building’s rooftop. The system has been performing...

Tick warning: experts predict worst year on record

Kathlean Wolf Last year there were 13,000 cases of Lyme disease in Wisconsin; and now Powassan, a rare and deadly tick-borne disease, has been found in the Badger State. The National Pest Management...

Northside-based environmental justice group receives national grant

By Jim Powell Midwest Environmental Justice Organization The Northside-based Midwest Environmental Justice Organization (MEJO) has received a grant from the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ), the national grassroots organization founded in...

Energy-saving tip: smart thermostat incentive offer

By Madison Gas and Electric Focus on Energy is offering an incentive for eligible customers to save $75 on a smart thermostat. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your thermostat, smart thermostats are...

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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