Making a Difference

At the Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy, not only do we cherish our volunteers, we couldn’t do what we do without them. We rely on generous, dedicated people to help us achieve our mission— Insure the protection of this shore land-wetland area for future generations.” Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy has never been a line-item on the Village Budget and we operate 100% with volunteer labor, donations and grants. We would love to have you help out in our mission, and here just a few options:


The Friends of Kishwauketoe was organized in 1990 and received its 501 c(3) status on May 26, 1994.  The Friends Board is the fund raising entity for the Conservancy and has been key to making KNC the special place it is today.

  • Supporter: $50.00-$99.00
  • Sponsor: $100.00-$499.00
  • Donor: $500.00-$999.00
  • Patron:  $1,000.00-$2,499.00
  • Benefactor:  $2,500.00- $4,999.00
  • Special Friend:  $5,000.00 and above

Please send your donation to:

Friends of Kishwauketoe
PO Box 580
Williams Bay, 53191


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. Volunteer Projects:

  • Wet Meadow Restoration
  • Buckthorn Clearing
  • Woodlands Restoration
  • Southwick Creek Restoration

To volunteer please fill out the form located in the contact tab


Gifts and donations are always appreciated.  We depend on the continued support of our Friends at all levels as well as memorial donations each year to help with our continuing work on restoring the Southwick Creek woodland area as well as restoration work in the various prairie, woodland and sedge meadow projects. Donations also go towards our annual Arbor Day Project where we host this event for five schools annually with over 500 students and volunteers in attendance.  Each class plants two 10-12 foot tall native hardwood trees each year.