Kangaroo Lake Association’s Annual Meeting will be on August 7, 2021 starting at 9am.
The meeting will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in their Assembly Hall. Address: 7973 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor
We have changed the date and location of our Annual Membership Meeting. The meeting will begin at 9:00 AM and last no longer than an hour or so.
Nick Legler, our Door County Fisheries DNR Director, will be there to answer any questions you might have about the lake and the recent fish survey that was conducted. The survey was designed to document and characterize the fish populations of the lake and to give a picture of the status of those populations. The survey also allows for the creation of recommendations that help maintain, restore, or enhance fish populations and habitat within Kangaroo Lake.
We will also address the availability of quality Internet service around the lake. Many of you participated in our recent internet survey and we will present the results with possible steps we can take to improve our options. We will have a presentation from Kurt Kiefer on the current situation regarding internet service in Door County/Baileys Harbor and what he sees as both the short and long term solutions. Mr. Kiefer, recently retired to Door County, was the Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Libraries and Technology at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction since September 2010. At DPI, Mr. Kiefer served as both the Wisconsin state librarian and the DPI’s Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining DPI, Kurt was employed at Madison Metropolitan School District for 16 years where he served as CIO, research and assessment director, registrar, and student information manager. Before joining Madison Schools, Kurt worked for 10 years in the private sector in several research capacities.
Also, trophies will be presented during the annual meeting to:
Kiley Cypert, age 2-1/2, first place in the Age 6 and under division, shown with her dad, Peter. She caught her 7″ rock bass on June 5.
Chase and Maxwell Skoglund, both age 8, co-first-place winners in the age 7-11 division. They caught their 2-3″ sunfish/blue gills on June 1.
The KLA Annual Picnic will be on Saturday, August 7th – starting at Noon.
Where: Coyote Roadhouse—3026 County E, Baileys Harbor. Extra parking will be available on Wallaby Lane, just west of the Coyote. Third Time’s a Charm! 2019 – The Rainout; 2020 – Cancelled due to Covid-19; 2021 – Finally, the real deal! Here’s the meal that will be served on the lawn by the lake: Hamburgers, brats, potato salad, corn, slaw, baked beans, dessert, iced tea and lemonade. Extra parking will be available on Wallaby Lane, just west of the Coyote. FREE FOR UP TO TWO people per KLA membership. $10 for non-members ages 10 and above, if accompanied by KLA members. RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 2nd
Call Howard Williamson, 920-839-9193. If there’s no answer, leave information as per message. Or email [email protected] with ALL this information: 1.) The first & last names of up to 2 members who will attend free. 2.) The names of ALL members’ guests, noting those ten and older, for which the cost will be $10 each, to be paid when you arrive. 3.) A phone number in case we need to contact you. GAMES, DRAWINGS FOR PRIZES. LET’S MAKE THIS THE BEST KLA PICNIC EVER!
Please bring your favorite yard game to the picnic. If you’re willing to help for a bit at the KLA picnic on Aug. 7, please let Howard Williamson know as soon as possible: [email protected]. These are the positions we need to fill:
Two or three people to help set up (arrive about 11:15)
Two people to direct cars to parking areas (arrive at 11:30)
Two people to take meal tickets and hand out plates (will work
different shifts, so neither will miss eating with the group)
Three or four people to sell raffle tickets periodically (noon to 2:30)
Two or three people to help pack up at the end of the picnic
Calling all anglers! The Kangaroo Lake Association is sponsoring a Fishing Derby!
Kids and grandkids whose families are members of the Kangaroo Lake Association are invited to participate in a fishing derby throughout the month of June. Categories are: ages 6 and under, ages 7- 11 and ages 12-16.
At this year’s membership meeting, held via Zoom on Saturday, August 8th, 2020, Nick Legler (Fisheries Biologist @Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources) provided the results of the 2018 comprehensive fisheries survey conducted by the Wisconsin DNR on Kangaroo Lake. The survey was designed to document and characterize the fish populations of the lake and to give a picture of the status of those populations. The survey also allows for the creation of recommendations that help maintain, restore or enhance fish populations and habitat within Kangaroo Lake. Nick shared with us significant findings and observations obtained during the survey and subsequent analysis of the data by Wisconsin DNR staff, as well as recommendations spurred by those findings. Click here to watch Nick’s Video report. Here is a video of the the Q&A following Nick’s presentation. Nick also provided written follow-up answers. Nick passed along the DNR’s brochure on Shoreline Habitat.
Have you or your children developed a red pimple-like itchy rash soon after swimming in our lake? If you have, please take a moment to let us know it’s around again. We would like monitor the prevalence of the Itch, in order to determine if we need to pursue any further action. Please help us out by using the following form to let us know when and where it is occurring this year. Thank you!
Aquatic Invasive Species educational outreach video.
Inspect, Remove, Drain, Never Move!
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The Kangaroo Lake Association now has an active Facebook group page!
This is wonderful news for those homeowners on the lake who want up-to-the-minute information. While this page does not replace the KLA website; it is just another platform for which information can be passed along, albeit in a much timelier fashion. It’s the place where you discover someone’s sighting of a special bird, or even a grandchild’s first fish catch. Or, a bit of lake reminiscing. For those of you not familiar with Facebook, just consider it to be a river of information that you dipstick into when you log in. It’s an easy way to post a lost-and-found photo of a random canoe paddle or lake toy that washed up on your shoreline from a recent storm. Folks who aren’t at the lake will enjoy the pulse of activity when others share their observations. Because posts are monitored, we will adhere to our policy of deleting comments that are political in nature or not family friendly. A clear code of conduct is posted in the group. Let’s keep this fun and lighthearted! Join our group today by logging into www.facebook.com and searching for “Kangaroo Lake Association”.
The Kangaroo Lake Association(KLA) and The Nature Conservancy(TNC) continued their “Fish Stick Partnership” on February 17, 2018 in Door County. “Fish Sticks,” are woody habitat structures that utilize whole cut live trees grouped together and secured to the shoreline, helping to restore shoreline habitat. This fish and wildlife habitat WDNR best practice creates food, shelter, and breeding areas for all sorts of creaures from small aquatic insets, frogs, fish, turtles, ducks, and songbirds.
Thanks to funding this year by the Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, our four-year efforts continued placing 23 more trees that are 35′-55′ in length. The Nature Conservancy owns land on Kangaroo Lake and needs to “thin” their forest area. Both organizations want to improve the woody habitat on the shoreline thus creating this ideal “win-win” opporunity. Most of the trees were Norway Spruce and Red Pine trees.
We reached a milestone in 2018 having placed our 100th tree in four years. We now have 28 “hosts” with 5 sites having multiple 3-tree complexes. The ice and weather conditions were perfect for our 18 volunteers who placed and secured the trees manually on the shoreline. A truck drags the trees to our various locations around the lake. Ninety (90%) percent of the life in a lake has its origins on the shoreline.