Staff and Board

Kishwauketoe is administered and cared for by its members, board of directors, officers, interns, and the Friends of Kishwauketoe. KNC staff is all volunteers with the exception of one full-time Professional Project Manager providing hands work in the field year-round, and one part-time year-round staff member.


  • Harold J. Friestad, Chairman
  • Elizabeth Forsyth Bloom
  • Kim Parker
  • Donald Skalla
  • Jim Killian
  • John Vandenbroucke

Board Meeting Schedule

The Public is Welcome!

Meetings are on the 4th Monday of each month via Zoom during the pandemic– 7:00 pm


Conservation has made KNC the ecologic gem it is today. A thriving program was put in place to offer high school and college students the opportunity to intern by helping to maintain the expansive property and learn as they go. Past interns include students from:

  • UW-Whitewater
  • UW-Riverfalls
  • UW-Madison
  • Williams Bay High School
  • Edgewood College
  • Aurora-George Williams College

…and other Wisconsin universities, colleges, and high schools.
To hear from our current and past interns, check out their thoughts on their own experience at Kishwauketoe:
…links to intern articles from Newsletter


Kishwauketoe would not be possible without the work of hundreds of volunteers. All are welcome, any age and no special skills are needed. Here are some of the activities: take wildlife inventory, collect seeds, weed beds, and remove invasive species. We also do a considerable amount of clearing of buckthorn and other invasive shrubs and trees. We are always looking for volunteers with chainsaw skills.

Volunteer Workdays:

Join us once a month (or more) for a rewarding experience. Check our Event Calendar for the current schedule. Help Kishwauketoe grow and develop while gaining hands-on experience and first-hand knowledge about the conservancy.

Past and Ongoing Volunteer Projects:

  • Wet Meadow Restoration
  • Southwick Creek Clearing
  • Ski Trail System
  • Lake Path Boardwalks
  • Seed Harvesting
  • Buckthorn removal along Lake Trail
  • Buckthorn and other invasive removal by Pond Scrape
  • Removing invasive vegetation and thinning out some trees to allow light and room to grow for our 200 year old oaks.