Case study: How one developer plans to curb runoff into Madison’s lakes

“We are creating a level of expectation on how to steward the land while it is still agricultural,” said Don Heilman, president of the Clean Lakes Alliance, about Terrence Wall’s Community of Bishop’s Bay development north of Madison. “This will be a model for other developers to follow.” Mike DeVries/The Capital Times

“Developers are often demonized, but I have probably planted more trees than 99 percent of citizens and the city of Madison,” said Wall, the 2009 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency and a one-time Republican U.S. Senate candidate who lost to Ron Johnson. “There is nothing worse than a town filled with concrete.” Continue Reading