About the talk As part of “Back to the Beach,” Clean Lakes Alliance has partnered with the City of Madison Parks Division to foster increased attention and care for our community’s vibrant public beaches. We invite you to learn more about this partnership and exciting projects underway from James Tye, our Executive Director, and Eric […]
Madison’s lakes and beaches were closed recently due to a massive algal bloom present in the waters. The algae is toxic to many species, including humans, fish and other aquatic species. Lincoln Tice follows up our investigation into Madison’s lakes with a UW-Madison limnology professor, Jake Vander Zanden, to discuss the biological factors that are […]
Madison’s lakes and beaches were closed last week due to toxic algal blooms present in the lake. PNM’s Kai Brito speaks to the director of the UW-Madison Center for Limnology, Steve Carpenter, who says these blooms were one of the worst Madison has ever seen.
PNM’er Will Cushman attended and recorded a very fascinating presentation on the emergence of invasive Zebra mussels into Lake Mendota. So, on this pledge drive edition of the Perpetual Notion Machine, Will presents various clips from that talk given by UW-Madison limnologist Jake Vander Zanden. This talk was sponsored by the Clean Lakes Alliance, and […]
It’s been a year since Zebra Mussels, those small striped bivalve killers from Southern Russia and Ukraine, first showed up in Madison’s Lake Mendota. In other lakes where they’re isolated from natural predators, including Lake Michigan, zebra mussels have exploded in abundance, driving out native species and even clogging sewer pipes. So, now that these […]
Ever since the Missippian and Ho-Chunk people settled in this area thousands of years ago, Madison’s lakes have drawn people from all over the world. Lake Mendota, the largest of Madison’s four glacial lakes, has been called the most studied lake in the world, thanks to the University of Wisconsin campus nestled on its southern […]