Presentation on theme: "Lake Symptoms Frequent algae blooms Excessive weed growth Bad smells, rotting weeds, dead fish Closed beaches due to high bacteria count High water levels."— Presentation transcript:
Lake Symptoms Frequent algae blooms Excessive weed growth Bad smells, rotting weeds, dead fish Closed beaches due to high bacteria count High water levels Undesirable plant and fish species Current Conditions
For many years advocates and government have fought to reduce phosphorus use and runoff to our lakes 2005 NALMS North American Lakes Management Society 2007, 08 YLA Conferences Yahara Lakes Association 2007 YLLP Yahara Lakes Legacy Partnership 2010 Yahara CLEAN report Capital Lakes Environmental Assessment and Needs This is not a new problem
A GREAT initial step in the process BUT…did not answer the 8 critical questions: 1. How do we sell to the public? 2. Clearly stated goals? 3. What, when, how long – to get what? 4. Urban growth policies in place? 5. Political will? 6. How much? How financed? 7. Metrics to track progress? 8. Vision for the future? Yahara CLEAN report
City of Madison Survey 2010
We have a goal. We have a goal. Creating an action plan using available technology and science that tells us what, when, how, …what do we get?? Creating an action plan using available technology and science that tells us what, when, how, …what do we get?? Building a Community Table Building a Community Table CLA is answering the call The Community can do this!
The Benefits: Fewer toxic algae blooms Fewer toxic algae blooms Fewer beach closings Fewer beach closings Slowed growth of weeds Slowed growth of weeds Clearer water Clearer water Our Goal: 50% reduction of phosphorus runoff to the lakes. *** This number has been targeted by UW Limnology Scientists Steve Carpenter and Dick Lathrop to provide noticeable improvement in water quality.
Community Board Representation NameOrganization Stakeholders STAKEHOLDERS STAKEHOLDERS Friends Group Representative Jim Lorman Edgewood College Recreational Representative Chris Clark UW-Madison Lake Business Representative Tyler Leeper Wingra Boats Farm RepresentativeJeff EndresEndres Berry Ridge Farm Yahara Lakes Association Representative Dick Adler Yahara Lakes Association Mad-City Water Ski Team Representative Russell Tieman Kelly Financial, Inc. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / BUSINESS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / BUSINESS Business Community Representative David Lumley Spectrum Brands Business Community RepresentativeJohn Kothe Kothe Real Estate Partners Business Community Representative Kristin Kirkconnell American Family Insurance Business Community RepresentativeTim MetcalfeMetcalfe’s Market Business Community Representative Randy Peterson Lands' End GEOGRAPHICAL Monona Representative Bob MillerMayor Monona Mendota Representative Mike Gerner Michael S. Gerner CPA Waubesa RepresentativeLouisa EnzStark Realtors Regional Representative Bob Sorge Madison Community Foundation Kegonsa Representative Bryon ThompsonFriends of Lake Kegonsa
Community Board Representation Name Organization Stakeholders GOVERNMENT / MUNICIPALITY GOVERNMENT / MUNICIPALITY Dane County Towns Representative Lyle Updike Dane County Towns Association Dane County Executive Designee Dave Merritt Dane County Dane County Office of Land and Water Resources Kevin Connors Dane County Water Resources Kevin Connors Dane County State of Wisconsin, DNRLloyd Eagan State of Wisconsin Lake and Watershed Commission Melissa MallotClean Wisconsin City of Madison Mayor Designee Katie CrawleyCity of Madison MMSD Representative D. Michael MuchaMadison Metropolitan Sewerage District District TALENT / KNOWLEDGE TALENT / KNOWLEDGE Engineering Representative Lars Barber Baird Technology Representative Tom Groth Thermo Fischer Communications Representative Brennan Nardi Madison Magazine Environmental AdvocacyJim WelshNatural Heritage Land Trust
CLA Vision That everyone realizes that our lakes the are the center of our community. Healthy Lakes. Healthy Community.
Mission CLA Mission The mission of the Clean Lakes Alliance is to build a community of people, businesses, organizations and government dedicated to continuously improving and protecting water quality in the Yahara Watershed.
Moving the process forward Strategic Direction Committee Yahara Pride Farm Conservation Team Economic Impact and Resources Committee Friends of Clean Lakes
Uncovering New Opportunities Eradicating geese to reduce bacteria and keep the beaches open Winter “Cover Cropping” to reduce manure runoff
Uncovering New Opportunities Yahara Pride Dairy Products to raise money and awareness of good farm practices Creating COW POWER and selling it to the community
Smith & Gesteland Gordon Flesch Ho Chunk Metcalfe’s CresaPartners Kothe Real Estate Partners Hammes CG Schmidt Placon Harbor Athletic Club Rutabaga Skipper Buds
This Equates to Success
Creating the plan RFPs to 6 of the leading hydro-engineering firms in the Midwest. RFPs to 6 of the leading hydro-engineering firms in the Midwest. Strand Associates selected to create business/strategic plan for the watershed Strand Associates selected to create business/strategic plan for the watershed We will receive: We will receive: * Top 10 Action items to reduce phosphorus most effectively * Priority, price, benefit for up to 70 actions * A strategy and dollar amount to reach our goal.
When the plan is completed, we will need: Funding Funding Public, Private, Grants, Foundations… Policy Support Policy Support Animals per acre Phosphorus in feed Winter Manure Spreading Storm Water Management Green / Cow Power
Clean Lakes Initiative Timeline March 15, 2012Report / Road Map Completed by Strand April 21, 2012Save our Lakes Summit - State of the Lakes Report Summer 2012Develop outreach plan Develop fundraising plan November 2012Unveil Clean Lakes Initiative at NALMS conference