THE FUTURE OF THE YAHARA WATERSHED
For as much attention as Dane County's lakes and waterways
have gotten lately it is still important to emphasize
that the future of our region very much depends on
the future of the Yahara Watershed.
Whether it's water quality or wildlife protection
or simple aesthetics, our quality of life in the Greater
Madison Region is very much tied to our most prominent
natural resource…our watershed.
The Clean Lakes Alliance has made tremendous progress
in the last five years or so.
But this week is the official launch of a project
that adds what we believe is the appropriate breadth
and depth of the effort that will be required to restore
our waters to the conditions needed to sustain their
It's called Yahara 2070 and it's part of the UW's
Water Sustainability and Climate Project.
Partners include the CLA, the city and county and
It's research based, but also creative in its visioning
aspects for what we want as outcomes for the work.
Fittingly the launch is at the Wisconsin Institutes
for Discovery Wednesday night.
We welcome the investment in our future.