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  • Legend Builders Club Reception at Lauderdale Lakes - August 9, 2014

    The inaugural event of the Legend Builders Club, a group formed to honor members who give $1000 or more, was held early in August at the home of Ed and Suzette Sorenson. Walker Johnson, KMLT Board Member and architect, gave a tour of the Arts & Crafts home and the Legend Builders had the opportunity to meet with KMLT directors and enjoy a beautiful summer afternoon.

    The Legend Builders are the backbone of Kettle Moraine Land Trust. They enable us to sustain our programs and inspire others to participate. For more information about becoming a Legend Builder, including membership benefits, contact Jerry Petersen, Walker Johnson or Maggie Zoellner, 262-949-7211.

    2014 Legend Builders Event 1

    2014 Legend Builders Event 2

  • Lauderdale Lakes Fish Jamboree

  • The Lauderdale Lakes Improvement Association’s Annual Fish Jamboree is certainly a high point for many area children every July. Young and old never miss the Kettle Moraine Land Trust’s Education Tent to see what exciting creatures are being highlighted. Thanks to volunteer Betsy Ingle and director Ken Ingle, the Trust hosts an interactive experience that helps people understand the unique relationship between water dependent wildlife, lakes and people.
    Click here for event photos.

    Every year the Trust’s environmental education message is modified to emphasize wildlife responses or adaptations to human interaction, or new changes in the environment. Stressing the importance of connections between people and our impact on nature is the starting point for fostering a lifelong connection with nature.

    Additional thanks also go out to Walker and Carolyn Johnson for their assistance in making the education tent a success.

    The Kettle Moraine Land Trust hosts many educational programs every year ranging from nature hikes and workshops, to education tents and high school field days. For more information contact Maggie at 262-949-7211.

    Naure Walk at Natureland Park

    On July 2nd, the Kettle Moraine Land Trust hosted a tour of Walworth County’s Natureland Park. Natureland is located on the south shore of Whitewater Lake and hosts 4 hiking trails within its 122 acres. Participants, led by KMLT Program Manager Maggie Zoellner and County Arborist Steve Messick, walked parts of two trails, the Trail of Many Terrains and the Prairie Trail.

    Maggie discussed the many wildlife habitats in the park including streams, wetlands, prairies, and forest and identified many of the plants for the hikers. Steve explained how the planted pine forest in the park is being managed and improved.

    The Kettle Moraine Land Trust has recently agreed to partner with Walworth County’s Public Works Department to help manage the most important and ecologically diverse natural areas within the park.

    This Nature Walk was the second of three scheduled for this year by Kettle Moraine Land Trust. The next one will be the afternoon of September 6th so watch the website for more details.

    Tour Group

    Mary Herbstritt

    Wildflowers Blooming

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  • Click to register on-line with KMLT for events or e-mail notice of coming events.

  • Connecting to the Land
    Escape to Swan Lake

    The Trust is hosting a presentation on camp master planning and sustainable development, in coorperation with the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. For details, follow this link.

    Saturday, Sept 6 @ 10:00 am
    Camp Alice Chester Lodge
    N8651 Townline Rd, East Troy

    This event is free and open to the public. The program will be followed by a walking tour of the Swan Lake area.

  • Beulah Bluff Preserve Workday

    Join other volunteers to assemble the observation deck surface, seating and platform steps onto the existing deck structure, which will provide an inviting overlook of Lake Beulah. For directions and more about Beulah Bluff Preserve, click here.

    Friday, Sept 5 @ 9:00am - noon

    Some refreshments will be available after the event for socializing and enjoying the view from the new deck! You can learn on the job from a couple of experienced leaders. Plan to bring work gloves, sun protection and solid shoes! You may be working on your knees to screw down decking, so long pants are suggested. Bring drinking water and a battery operated screw gun, if you can. A generator will be located on-site to help with battery recharging, and star screw drive bits will be provided to match the deck screw heads.

    Questions? Please contact Herb Sharpless, KMLT Stewardship, 630.460.5414 or

    Click to register for this event.

  • Annual Hunting and trapping Permit Application

  • Permit applications accepted between August 1 and August 31 for 2014!

  • Click here permit application information.