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...

Environmental education builds connections to natural areas

By Chandler Clayton UW-Madison Nelson Institute student In the golden age of technology where children can pass a day away staring into the screen of an iPad, how do we encourage nature play...

Naturalist advocates for more native yard species to protect wildlife

By Alex Singer Wisconsin Master Naturalist Alex Singer started providing input into amending the “natural lawn” ordinance together with fellow Wild Ones Madison Chapter members when converting his turf grass lawn into prairie...

To beav or not to beav, that is the question

By Kathlean Wolf Wild Warner Does Warner Park have a beaver problem? Or do beavers have a people problem? In late May, this debate came to a head after a Northside resident...

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,...

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