The Jazz in the Park Festival on Saturday, June 16 was a resounding success.
The festival was hosted by the Dudgeon Monroe Neighborhood Association and Wingra Boats at Lake Wingra. The event consisted of family friendly activities all day including a 5k race, canoeing and kayaking to clean up garbage in the lakes and live jazz music. Friends of Lake Wingra hosted an interactive education station about the science of the lake.
This year Take a Stake in the Lakes, an event of the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission in partnership with the Clean Lakes Alliance culminated in a late afternoon reception at Jazz in the Park. Volunteers from the 25 years of Take A Stake in the Lakes were honored as Water Champions. Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission Chair Melissa Malott led the Commission’s annual Waters Champion Recognition ceremony. And Clean Lakes Alliance sponsored a tent for volunteers complete with a delicious cake, snacks and beverages.