Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 8am

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About the talk

Keeping pollutants out of the water is good for our resources and our pocketbooks.

Phosphorus. Road salt. Pharmaceuticals. Once pollutants enter our waterways, it is challenging and costly to remove them. For this month's Yahara Lakes 101 science cafe, Kathy Lake, the Environmental Specialist for the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, will discuss "pollution prevention" efforts that aim to protect water resources by tackling problems at their source. 

Kathy will describe current MMSD pollution precention initiatives, ranging from Yahara WINs phosphorus reduction throughout the Yahara River basin, to mercury and chloride reduction, and more. Special exhibits will be on hand to help illustrate the point.

Join us at Yahara Lakes 101 this Thursday to learn how YOUR actions and expectations can impact local water.

About our speaker

Kathy Lake is the Environmental Specialist for the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District.

About the series

Yahara Lakes 101 is a series of educational events open to the public and a great chance for residents to learn more about the science behind the issues that affect our lakes. Each month we feature a different expert to make the science accessible and interesting to non-technical audiences. Yahara Lakes 101 is produced in partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, with hosting sponsor The Edgewater, presenting sponsor First Weber Group, supporting sponsor The Evjue Foundation, and media sponsor The Isthmus.

Yahara 101 is held both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) in the The Statehouse at The Edgewater — our new location for the series. Come at 7:30 a.m. for a meet-and-greet and to enjoy your coffee, pastries, and fruit. The program begins at 8 a.m., and class is dismissed by 9 a.m.

If you already are a Friend of Clean Lakes (minimum $35 donation/year), then admission is free using code FRIEND16. Become a Friend today. If you are not a Friend yet, admission is $10 per event. Registration for each event is required for all attendees. Special event parking will be available at The Edgewater.

The Edgewater

1001 Wisconsin Pl
Madison, WI 53703