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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

John Muir’s great-grandson visits Lake View Hill

By Jon Becker Earth/Art Resources In April the great-grandson of John Muir visited Lake View Hill. William Hanna, with his wife Claudie, was in Wisconsin for the first time to visit sites associated...

Rain gardens complete the cycle at Lake View Hill Park

By Dan Tortorice Friends of Lake View Hill Park Nature works in cycles. Water falls to earth from the clouds, sinks into the earth or evaporates to rise, condenses and falls again as...

Northsiders guide the Friends of Cherokee Marsh into its second decade

By Anita Weier Friends of Cherokee Marsh Jan Axelson credits her dedication to protecting and restoring Cherokee Marsh to her enjoyment of Wisconsin’s natural wonders after moving to Madison from New Jersey for...

Ash tree removal: ask an expert

By Kathlean Wolf Northside News On Aug. 18 I interviewed Jesse Barre, whose business specializes in tree trimming and removal. His main message? Make a plan now for how you’re going to...

Failing ash trees threaten homes

By Kathlean Wolf Northside News Throughout the Northside, a threat hangs over many homes and apartments — dead and dying ash trees, victims of the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB). The demise...

Warner Beach — reimagining or redeveloping?

By Marian Celesnik Next year Dane County will invest in a water filtration system for Warner Beach. It will be a self-contained system similar to the one at Lake Mendota County Park...

Design contest invites Northside residents to reimagine Warner Beach

By Issis Macias Clean Lakes Alliance The Clean Lakes Alliance, in partnership with the Madison Community Foundation and Madison Parks Department, has launched Back to the Beach, an initiative to foster increased attention...

Neighborly owl joins Friends of Lake View Hill Park for bird survey

By Dan Tortorice Friends of Lake View Hill Park Barred owls just don’t give a hoot. Their famous cry of “who cooks for you, who cooks for you-all” sounds like a friendly southerner transplanted...

Volunteers battle a formidable foe in Lake View Hill Park

By Dan Tortorice Friends of Lake View Hill Park Garlic mustard sounds tasty, doesn’t it? But Northsiders don’t need to drive to the Mustard Museum; we’ve got plenty of it in Lake View...

Conservation crews have a successful burn season in Northside parks

Jan Axelson Friends of Cherokee Marsh Did you notice the flames this spring at Cherokee Marsh, Warner Park and Lake View Hill Park? The Madison Parks Division and Dane County Parks use fire...

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