Lake Wingra has a "Sister Lake" in Massachusetts

What if you had a chance to go back in time, to protect Lake Wingra, or Lake Mendota, before it became polluted?   Fantasy?  No...

Today, you have a chance to do just that... by protecting a pristine lake that looks like Lake Wingra did in 1850.

Hawksnest Pond today...
prinstine water, because the shore is perfectly preserved.

Lake Wingra has a "sister pond" in Massachusetts.  It's called Hawksnest Pond.  Hawksnest State Park is so neglected and abused it doesn't even have an official sign.

Lake Wingra and Hawksnest Pond are sisters...
  • About the same size.
  • Wingra has many springs... Hawksnest is fed entirely by pure groundwater.
  • Shorelines of both lakes are mostly public, protected lands.
  • Land surrounding Wingra is urbanized; lands beyond Hawksnest Park are rapidly urbanizing.
  • Wingra aspires to some water clarity; Hawksnest is still incredibly pristine.
  • Lake Wingra has the world-famous UW Arboretum; Hawksnest is home to two endangered species and two species of special concern.
Find hout more about Hawksnest here.

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