Madison arts organizations grapple with effects of poor air quality The effects of Canada’s record-breaking wildfire season have reverberated across the United States. Hazy conditions
Wisconsin and other states have incentivized farmland preservation to prevent residential and industrial development on agricultural land. Wisconsin’s Farmland Preservation Program incentivizes preservation by helping
Farmers, local agriculture organizations and state officials have implemented multiple strategies to mitigate ground and surface water pollutants throughout Dane County. State officials put two
Implementation of the Vilas Park Master Plan is underway as the Vilas Neighborhood Association (VNA) attempts to decrease algae blooms in Lake Wingra and improve issues with pedestrian safety in the park by fall 2020.
Throughout the process of the redesign, which began in late 2018, the Vilas Neighborhood Association asked for input from community members in the pursuit of an improved park area. The Association received two common themes in responses — increase pedestrian safety and improve the quality and health of Lake Wingra.
An international renewable energy company’s interest in starting a solar energy project in small-town Vienna, just north of Madison, is causing conflicts between neighbors and within families as farmers decide whether to lease their land to the project.
The first mention of the project entering the area occurred in February 2019, and tensions are rising as farmers are taking opposing stances. In January 2020, residents of Vienna put together a petition requesting that the town board hold an informative meeting with Invenergy, the solar company, explaining the Great Dane solar farm project.