Chamber Member Luncheon
Thursday, September 21st
Topic: “Suck the Muck from Madison Lakes”
Presenter: Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive
*Describe Dane County’s breakthrough in our work to clean the Yahara Chain of Lakes. *Explain the initiative that will clean up 33 miles of streams that feed phosphorus into the lakes daily for $12 million over four years. *Describe how this project will remove 870,000 pounds of phosphorus, the chief culprit responsible for algae growth, from area waters. *Explain how accrued sludge that sits at the bottom of these streams is not removed, it will take 99 years to see a 50% reduction in phosphorus that finds its way into the lakes. Show that the legacy phosphorous that sits in the bottom of our streams is nearly 125 years old and is a much greater contributor to the health of our lakes than earlier thought.