The Mad-City Ski Team will be presenting a check for $21,800 to the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission today at 4:00 PM at Law Park.
Last year the Mad-City Ski Team founded and began the Clean Lakes Festival, an event to raise money and awareness regarding the quality of our local lakes. The first annual Clean Lakes Festival was held at Warner Park in Madison and featured a 5K run/walk, sound stage with four bands, refreshments, kids play area, canoe and kayak demos, and a lakes education center.
The full press release is below and for more information on this event please visit www.cleanlakesfestival.com.
Mad-City Ski Team to Present Check for $21,800 to Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission
On August 28 at 4 p.m. at Law Park, the Mad-City Ski Team will present a check for $21,800 to the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission, representating a portion of the proceeds from the first annual Clean Lakes Festival.
In keeping with the Teams wishes, this years check will support the Countys aquatic plant harvesting program.
Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk said, We are delighted that the award-winning Mad-City Ski Team is working with the County to protect and improve our lakes, and we appreciate its generous contribution.
In order to raise these funds for maintaining and improving some of Dane Countys most treasured assets, the Ski Team held the first annual Clean Lakes Festival on June 9, 2007 at Warner Park. This event, which kicked off the Lakes and Watershed Commissions 2007 Take a Stake in the Lakes Week, featured a 5K run/walk, sound stage with four bands, refreshments, kids play area, canoe and kayak demos, and a lakes education center.
“The Mad-City Ski Team has made it our mission to promote the health and well being of our lakes. We are proud to be able to assist the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission in their ongoing efforts to effect change in the water quality of our lakes,” said Adam Schaller.
Brett Hulsey, Chair of the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission, said, Dane Countys aquatic plant management program provides for reasonable use of the lakes for boating, fishing and swimming, while preserving the health and balance of the lake ecosystem. Thanks to the Mad-City Ski Team for supporting this important work!
About the Mad-City Ski Team
- The Mad-City Ski Team began in 1963, and has a long record of winning state, regional and national ski competitions.
- The Mad-City Ski Team puts on FREE waterski shows every Sunday evening at 6:00 PM at Law Park in Madison on beautiful Lake Monona. The teams final show of the season will be on September 2.
- In recent years the Team has claimed both the Wisconsin and National Championships in 2004, 2006, and 2007.
- Learn more about the Team at http://madcityskiteam.com/
- About the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission
- The Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission was created in 1988. A coordinating and advisory agency within Dane County government, the Commission’s charge is to protect and improve water quality, as well as the scenic, economic, recreational, and environmental value of Dane County’s water resources.
- The Commission has 10 members, representing urban and rural areas.
- Learn more about Dane County waters, the Commissions work, and the County aquatic plant management program at www.danewaters.com