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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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...

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...

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