News & Events
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Reporting Water Damage Due to Weather Emergency
If you are in the Dane County area, and have had any water at all in your house (even the smallest degree of damage) CALL and REPORT it to #211. This United Way organization is compiling the data regarding the extent of the devastation and using it to help secure FEMA and state emergency funds.
You can also go online to report:
Filled sandbags are available in the Spring Harbor Beach parking lot, corner of Lake Mendota Drive and Norman Way.
Spring Harbor Beach News: Use lakesforecast.org for Spring Harbor Beach Info
Under the auspices of the Clean Lakes Alliance, Spring Harbor Beach is monitored by our local volunteer, Nancy Ellison. She is one of more than 46 citizen monitors collecting lake water data at 58 lake sample sites and 25 beaches from May through September. Twice weekly, the following data is collected: air temperature, water temperature, turbidity, wave intensity, waterfowl presence, swimmer presence, surface algal bloom, algal bloom type, floating plant debris and water clarity. The data is immediately uploaded and posts online at: lakeforecast.org. Upload lakeforecast.org. Use the website and app to see a map and current water data all 56 monitoring stations throughout the Yahara Lakes.
Nancy's August Report
Greetings from the Spring Harbor Beach. The summer is a wonderful time to relax at Spring Harbor Beach. Many people have worked to make your beach experience great this year. Laura Bauer, Parks administrator has been on task getting mow crews, weed whip crews, bathroom attendants( including opening and closing the doors each day) maintaining clean bathrooms, and the aquatic weed crew that picks up piles of weeds once a week. Giovanna and her grandson have
been helping maintain clean buoy markers, stacking washed up aquatic weeds and generally keeping an eye on the looks of the beach. The lifeguards watching swimmers and moving aquatic weeds. The neighbors who are keeping tabs on activities on the beach. Clean Lakes Alliance for
coordinating efforts to monitor Lake Mendota beaches and provide electronic updates on beach conditions. Finally, to everyone, young and old, who loves Spring Harbor Beach thank you for enjoying the beach and doing your part to keep the beach a great place to visit. On another note, in addition to monitoring the shoreline data, I am also monitoring algae toxin
levels. This is part of a new, grant funded study working with different lake shareholders for the purpose of collecting twice weekly updates of these levels. The collected data helps scientists better understand the lake and potentially provide ways to predict algae bloom incidents. It’s been brought to my attention that only beaches with dog access can allow dogs in and around the beach. Spring Harbor Beach is a dog-restricted area. Point in case, this week in addition to very minimal pieces of detritus that I picked up at the beach, I also picked up dog droppings. Let’s choose to leave Fido at home. Use the dog parks with lake access. Keep the beaches clean for those little tykes frolicking in the sand and water.
Thank you Nancy!
NEW PLAYGROUND IN
The Spring Harbor Neighborhood Association (SHNA) boundaries encompass Old Middleton Road and the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad on the south, Lake Mendota on the north, Whitney Way (City of Madison boundary on the east), and Camelot Drive on the west. The Hickory Hollow Condominiums and the University Crossing Apartments are within these boundaries. [The green area on map above represents the general area.]
SHNA Board Meetings
Typically held on the second Tuesday of each month 7:00PM (ends by 9:00PM). All SHNA residents are welcome to attend. Dates/times are subject to change, so please confirm with a Board member if you plan to attend.
Next SHNA Board meeting: Tuesday, September 18 (date change for this month)
Dale Heights Church, 5501 University Avenue
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CITY ALDER NEWS
The Madison city council executive committee has elected Spring Harbor neighborhood resident Keith Furman as their candidate for Alder Clear’s replacement. He was sworn in on August 7th.
More details: https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/madison-committee-recommends-former-tech-exec-for-city-council-seat/article_a8d22007-8438-5c17-89a6-846b79b6fffc.html
GET INVOLVED IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION!
Attending the Fall and Spring neighborhood meetings is a great way to get involved in the Spring Harbor Neighborhood Association (SHNA). Anyone may attend the neighborhood meeting and you are encouraged to join SHNA. The annual dues are $10.00, which go to support the many activities of the neighborhood association, such as the 4th of July picnic and parade, the Halloween Party, Merrill Spring restoration, Spring Harbor Park invasive plant removal, publication of the neighborhood newsletter, and many other things that make this area a great place to live. See the last page of the newsletter for more information.
This meeting is a great time to find out what’s happening in the neighborhood and meet your neighbors!
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