By Tim Kowols
For the third straight year, the Kangaroo Lake Association will head out onto their frozen waters this weekend in hopes they can help restore the habitat for fish, birds, and other forms of wildlife. With help from The Nature Conservancy, volunteers will be attaching harvested trees to the shoreline and dragging them out to the lake so they can sink in the spring. Kangaroo Lake Association President Tom Schneider says with 92 percent of life in a lake originating from the shoreline according to the University of Wisconsin, placing the “fish sticks” in the water is a worthwhile endeavor.
The Kangaroo Lake Association has also planted bulrushes near the water as a part of a three-year Shoreline Preservation and Restoration Planning grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Schneider hopes the program goes on past this year with support from his fellow Kangaroo Lake homeowners.