LAST CHANCE - Please register for Voice of Our Waters
Contact Marcia Hartwig, 224-3746 or hartwig@... with
Calling all friends of Dane County waters and watersheds!
Voice of Our Waters
A participatory workshop hosted by the
Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission
Saturday, November 6, 2004
UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway, Madison WI
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Here's who's coming so far : Friends of Lake Wingra, Black Earth Creek
Watershed Association, Friends of Monona Bay, Friends of Starkweather
Creek, Lake Nancy Protection Assoc., Upper Sugar River Watershed
Association, WDNR, River Task Force (Stoughton); Town of Dunn Parks
Commission, Center for Limnology, Madison Gas and Electric, DC Lakes and
Watershed Commission, Dane County Parks, Inter-Fluve, Inc., Wisconsin
Association of Lakes, Belle Isle Neighborhood Association, private
consultant, Sustain Dane, River Alliance of Wisconsin, Rock River
Coalition, Lower Yahara Conservancy Center, Natural Heritage Land Trust
Network with friends and make new contacts from across the county and
· Tips from conservation groups and individual citizens who
successfully influence programs or policies to protect our waters.
· Tips from municipal staff and elected officials how citizens'
groups can to work most effectively with them.
· A post-workshop strategy to bring our voices into Dane County
and municipal planning processes over the coming year.
· A summary of the results, within 2-3 weeks after the workshop.
Who should attend? All those who help protect Dane County's waters:
§ Local conservation groups focused on a particular lake, stream,
wetland, or watershed.
§ County-wide resource protection and conservation groups (e.g.,
fishing and hunting groups, land trusts, other environmental or
§ Individuals interested in learning more about how to help
protect Dane County waters.
§ Elected officials and agency staff seeking to build stronger
connections with people working on water and watershed issues in Dane
~ Introduction. Who is here? What will we accomplish today?
~ Learn from others' successesand how to make them work for you
§ through lessons learned from two case studies (a facilitated
panel of volunteers, government staff, & elected officials)
§ from the experiences of all participants
~ Open time to network & visit displays
~ Brainstorm specific strategies (programs and policies) and plan
to carry them directly into current Dane County and municipal
comprehensive planning projects.
Make checks payable to "Dane County Treasurer." Send completed form with
Voice of Our Waters
c/o Dane County Land Conservation Department
One Fen Oak Court, Room 208
Madison WI 53718-8812
Group, municipality, agency_____
___ I would like to bring a display for my group. (Space available on a
first-come, first-served basis. Sorry, non-profits only, no businesses.)
Registrations must be mailed in with payment. We're unable to take
registrations via e-mail. Contact Marcia Hartwig, 224-3746 or
hartwig@... with questions.
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If you need an interpreter, materials in alternate formats, or other
accommodations to access this workshop, please contact Michelle Woldt at
266-4296 (266-9138 TDD) as much in advance as possible (10 or more days
notice is especially helpful).
1Workshop planning committee: Cheryl Bauer-Armstrong, Friends of Lake
Wingra; Barbara Borns, Black Earth Creek Watershed Association; Anne
Forbes, Partners in Place LLC, workshop facilitator; Mindy Habecker,
Dane County Extension; Scott Taylor, Friends of Starkweather Creek; Kate
Wipperman, Natural Heritage Land Trust; and Sue Jones, Marcia Hartwig,
and John Magnuson, Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission