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Dane Buy Local is a coalition of local independent businesses, organizations, and citizens in and around Dane County, Wisconsin, acting in alliance to keep our communities prosperous and sustainable.

The Ice Age Trail Alliance is a nonprofit member- and volunteer-based organization whose mission is to create, support and protect a thousand-mile footpath tracing Ice Age formations across Wisconsin - the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

The Groundswell Conservancy (previously the Natural Heritage Land Trust) protects natural areas, wildlife habitat, working farms, healthy lakes and streams, and recreation land to provide a high quality of life in the Dane County, Wisconsin region.

River Alliance of Wisconsin saves the rivers. The mission is to advocate for the protection, enhancement and restoration of Wisconsin's rivers and watersheds.

Trout Unlimited's mission is to conserve, protect, and restore America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Wisconsin Trout Unlimited supports this mission at the local and state level with an extensive and dedicated volunteer network consisting of 21 chapters and more than 4000 members.

Tyrol Basin provides wholesome, outdoor winter activity for people of all ages and abilities by offering skiing and boarding at a good value. Located in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin
Help TU Protect Bristol Bay, Alaska
Home to one of the largest wild salmon fisheries on the planet

Join the Party, Join the Fun! Last year over 100,000 people participated in Let’s G.O! (Get Outside). This year, we'll take another giant step toward creating healthy communities! You are the change makers and the inspiration for this, so don't be a stranger and Let's G.O.! Get Outside!!!
Just minutes from downtown Madison, Capital Springs State Park and Recreation Area and Dane County's Lake Farm Park, offer many recreation opportunities, including camping, hiking and skiing trails, picnicking, fishing, and a boat launch on Lake Waubesa. The Capital City State Trail connects Capital Springs and Lake Farm Park to the city of Madison. For 25 years, Take a Stake in the Lakes Days volunteers have been working to protect and improve the lakes and streams of Dane County. Join in the celenration by participating in the wide range of activities and events hapenning in and around Dane County lakes, rivers and streams.
American Hiking Society's National Trails Day (NTD) is a celebration of America's magnificent Trail System, occuring annually on the first Saturday in June.  NTD features a series of outdoor activities, designed to promote and celebrate the importance of trails in the United States. Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.
UW–Madison offers instruction in more than 100 fields, with more than 4,200 course listings. Learning takes place in a variety of settings — from traditional classrooms, to undergraduate research opportunities, to service-learning experiences in the community. Additional opportunities for growth range from 800 student organizations to unique residential learning communities. Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Susan G. Komen is the boldest community fueling the best science and making the biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer.
The UW-Madison Hoofers outdoor recreation program is one of the oldest and largest organizations on campus. Officially starting in 1931, Hoofers has grown to five collegiate teams, six clubs and hundreds of members.  Clubs and teams exist for outdoor activities such as mountaineering, hiking, camping, riding, scuba, sailing and ski and snowboarding. United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.
The member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands. Porchlight strives to decrease the Dane County homeless population by providing shelter, housing, supportive services, and a sense of community in ways that empower residents and program participants to positively shape their lives.