Paddle to Work Day - Thursday, June 16, 2011

June 15, 2011
Contact: Sue Jones, 224-3764 (office); jones.susan@countyofdane.com
Land & Water Resources

Who:            Individuals and groups of canoes, kayaks, and other non-motorized watercraft paddled by people commuting to work via area lakes and streams.   A group of employees from a statewide environmental group, Clean Wisconsin, will be available for interviews.

 What:  Dane County residents will trade rush hour traffic and road construction for paddles and fresh air during the 13th annual Paddle to Work Day, part of Dane County’s annual Take a Stake in the Lakes Days activities.  Paddle to Work Day highlights how Dane County lakes provide a healthy, energy and wallet-efficient and environmentally-safe alternative to conventional commuting methods, and is just one more reason to make sure our lakes and rivers are preserved and protected.

When:The Clean Wisconsin group will depart at 7:00 a.m. on June 16, from Yahara Place Park on Lake Monona, and arrive at Brittingham Park on Monona Bay at approximately 8:15 a.m.

Departing From:                          Yahara Place Park (Lake Monona)
                                                        2025 Yahara Place, Madison

Final Destination:                         Brittingham Park (Monona Bay)
                                                         401 Brittingham Place, Madison

Available for Interviews:            Paddlers

Paddle to Work Day, celebrating its 13th year, is part of the 17th annual Take a Stake in the Lakes Days, and has been noted in Outside Magazine as one of the reasons Madison and Dane County are ideal locations for outdoor enthusiasts. Take a Stake in the Lakes Days (June 4-19), a program of the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission, focuses public attention on the importance of protecting and improving the quality of our lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands through fun and educational activities for all ages. Visit www.takeastakeinthelakes.com.