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Take a Stake in Our Waters Event List

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Fun on the Water - All Season Long

Canoeing, kayaking and boating are great ways to explore the beauty of Dane County's waters.  From young to old, beginner to advanced, the Yahara Waterways Trail Guide offers opportunities to more thoroughly enjoy our wonderful, watery world in Dane County.


MedDrop - The Best Place to Get Rid of Medicines

Medicine Safety: It's up to you!  Always handle medications wisely.  Do not keep expired or leftover medicine.  Do not flush medicine.  Take unwanted medicine to a MedDrop box near you.


Educational Trunks & Kits


Check out this amazing array of educational material available to educators all around the state. Find educational trunks to help teach about birds, mammals, energy, fishing, tracking, bats, prairies, wetlands, whooping cranes, forestry, wolves, and more!  Wisconsin Environmental Education Resource Library. Free.Contact: wcee@uwsp.edu  to check-out materials or ask questions.

Contact: to check-out materials or ask questions.wcee@uwsp.edu Contact  

Camp Wingra 2013

Camp Wingra combines watersports, outdoor education, teamwork and personal development to create a lasting and meaningful summer experience for students in first through ninth grades.  The 2013 schudule of 5-day summer camps has limited openings for the following camps:  Intro to Water, Canoe Kayak & SUP, Fly Fishing, Watersports II, Intro to Fishing, Limnologist, and excursion adventures in Lake Fishing and on the WI River.  See http://www.wingraboats.com/Camps.html for specifics and to apply. 

Time and Place: These 5-day camps take place all summer.  See http://www.wingraboats.com/Camps.html for specifics and to apply. 

Contact:Tyler Leeper wingraboats@gmail.com (608) 233-5332

Science Thursdays on Lake Wingra

Every Thursday from June through August, join Wingra Boats in learning about Lake Wingra.  Workshops are on a different topic each week.  They are designed for kids, yet we explore subjects that will engross people of all ages.  We had over 100 adult participants last year!  Past topics include: "The Life of a Turtle", "I Spy with a Magnifying Eye", "Invertebrates of Lake Wingra".  Updated topics for 2013 are listed here  http://www.wingraboats.com/Menu.html

Time and Place: 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Wingra Boats, 824 Knickerbocker Street, Madison

Contact:Debbi Leeper Wingra Boats, 608-233-5332 wingraboats@gmail.com http://www.wingraboats.com/Menu.html 



Yahara Waterways Trail Guide The Yahara Waterways Water Trail Guide is a great resource for exploring our area waters.