Dane County Lakes and Watersheds
Native plants have tremendous water quality benefits and increase habitat and food sources for pollinators. Because of this, the Dane County Land and Water Resources Department has started a native plant growing program to provide a source of free native plants to help schools and community groups with projects that benefit water quality or have educational benefits. Learn more about this program and apply by July 22 for fall plants.
The Office of Lakes and Watersheds is one division of the Dane County Land & Water Resources Department. We aim to protect and improve the water resources of Dane County by coordinating with other department and agency staff, water-related citizen groups, the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission, and a myriad of other partner organizations in the area.
In 2014, the Office of Lakes and Watersheds expanded its community engagement program and created several new programs and partnerships with the goal of engaging more residents in Dane County and working together to improve our water resources.
- 6/2/2018 - Parks & Trails Unite Festival
- 6/2/2018 - WAGS Dog WALK
- 6/2/2018 - UW Madison Arboretum Grady Tract Work Party
- 6/2/2018 - Dane County Parks and Trails Unite Festival
- 6/2/2018 - 15th Annual Ride to Farm - June 2nd 2018
- 6/9/2018 - UW Madison Arboretum Core Area/Curtis Prairie Work Party
- 6/23/2018 - BioBlitz at Lake Farm County Park
- 6/23/2018 - Prairie Chase Run/Walk at Pheasant Branch Conservancy
- 12/1/2018 - Arboretum Wingra Oak Savanna Work Party