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2 days ago

Sat Jul 20, 10-11:30am Bird and Nature Outing at Starkweather Creek
Learn About Water Critters and Water Quality with Lance Green
201 Clyde Gallagher Ave, from Milwaukee Street follow Clyde Gallagher to Hermania Street intersection.
Join Starkweather advocate Lance Green for a free, fun, family and kid friendly walk along Starkweather Creek in the heart of Madison's East Side just off East Washington Avenue. Keeping our creeks and lakes clean and healthy is important to all of us from the tiniest to the largest. Come and help Lance dip water samples along the creek and look for tiny water critters! Free, fun, family friendly and educational. No registration required, no pets. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. Bring binoculars or a camera if you have one! Bird and Nature Outings at Starkweather Creek the 3rd Saturday every month are co-sponsored by Madison FUN partners Madison Parks, Madison Audubon, Goodman Community Center and Friends of Starkweather Creek. See the co-sponsor websites and
Upcoming Outings: cityofmadison.com/parks/events/bird-nature.cfm
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1 week ago

Looking for thos sweet boys home! Does anyone recognize him? ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Still looking for someone 🙂

Hey all- it’s that time of year where I’m looking for a nanny this fall for Lakelynn. It’s about 10-15 hours a week. I’m looking for someone with a drivers license. Please pass this along if you know of anyone.

Thank you!!!
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3 weeks ago

Acewood Pond water (light-colored, on the left) meets Starkweather Creek water (black, on the right) at Olbrich Gardens after last night's storms. Acewood water flows rapidly through pipes and cement culverts, so the silt and sediments don't have any way to filter out. Starkweather Creek water, in contrast, flows from the airport through banks lined with shrubs and grasses over a muddy bottom. It therefore moves more slowly, giving the plants a chance to catch whatever silt doesn't settle. At least I assume that's one reason why the two streams are such different colors. Is this likely to be a correct explanation? ... See MoreSee Less

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