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.