By Kent Berkley
The Kangaroo Lake Association (KLA), in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and funded by the Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, will continue its shoreline restoration project by strategically placing and anchoring mid-sized trees in the shallow waters of the shoreline. The partially submerged trees will protect the shoreline from wave erosion and provide habitat for fish and other creatures. In addition, the trees provide resting and feeding spots for frogs, turtles, dragonflies and many lakeshore birds such as flycatchers and kingfishers. Tom Schneider, Kangaroo Lake Association president, described the process as labor intensive but extremely worthwhile.
Tom added that the symbiosis between the Kangaroo Lake Association and The Nature Conservancy is a nifty secondary benefit of the project. The Nature Conservancy provides the trees by cutting invasive, non-native trees so that more desirable native trees can thrive in those areas of the forest. Property owners with land abutting Kangaroo Lake who are interested in being part of the “Fish Sticks” project should contact Tom at http://www.kangaroolake.org/help-join-contact/.