Dedicated to the Children of Tomorrow

We must protect our forests for our children, grandchildren, and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who cannot speak for themselves, such as the birds, animals, fish, and trees.

The Village of Williams Bay purchased this 231 acre property in 1989 and, at that time, we vowed that we would not come back to the taxpayers support.  We would seek donations for all work that would be done to restore this beautiful natural area on Geneva Lake. Over the past 33 years, we have lived up to that promise.

Today, Kishwauketoe is not just a simple nature conservancy, but instead Kishwauketoe represents a community. In fact, over the past 33 years Kishwauketoe represents what is possible when a community comes together.

Over the years, some of our accomplishments include:

  • Planting hundreds of trees to bring back the natural forest
  • Restoring sixty-five acres meadowland
  • Cleaning a natural wetland that directly feeds into Geneva Lake, creating a spawning area for lake trout
  • Clearing and maintaining over 4 miles of trails, for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross county skiing
  • Construction of a four story viewing tower
  • Installing several sections of boardwalk
  • Clearing invasive weed species in order to allow the growth of native flowers

Most importantly, providing enjoyment for not only residents of Williams Bay, Geneva Lake, and Walworth County, but helping assure the waters of Geneva Lake remain clean, clear, and beautiful for all future generations.