Your FLPO at Work
Your FLPO is committed to enhancing the water quality, fishery, boating safety and aesthetic values of Fox Lake.
In 2016-17, your FLPO funded the following:
Fish stocking $4500
Healthy Lakes $3750
Events on the lake $700
Friends of the Lake $256
December to Remember $250
FLPO Special Events
FLPO Special Events Committee sponsors various activities throughout the year for the Fox Lake community.
- Cabin Fever Dinner
- 4th of July activities
- Parade on Blackhawk Trail
- Boat Parade
- Tunes on the Lake
- Lighted Boat Parade
For more information or to volunteer for these activities, please contact Kerry Little at 920-928-6648.
Annual fish stocking program
Our "fish stocking committee" is comprised of FLPO member fishing group. Each year, the group meets with the DNR to find out their stocking program for Fox Lake. Normally this is one year they stock northern fingerling and the next year they stock walleye fingerling. So in normal years, the FLPO fish committee will stock the opposite. In 2017, the DNR stocked both walleye and northern fingerling. The fish committee chose to stock 500 6 inch walleye and 300 13 inch muskie (our second year of 300 muskie).
The annual FLPO fish stocking program receives considerable donations from both the City and Township of Fox Lake plus donations from other organizations as well as donations from FLPO members.
Natural Resources Committee
Natural Resources Committee's objective is to increase awareness for Fox Lake property owners of previous and ongoing lake quality efforts and to work with various lake groups and agencies to determine what our FLPO members can do to assist with current or new efforts to improve lake quality. We currently have a group of volunteers helping lead several lake improvements. Sub committees are listed below.
- Buffer zone and rain gardens: help recruit and assist homeowners with these gardens, help weed and maintain the demonstration gardens at the town park.
- Fish habitat: work with DNR and other resources to develop and/or improve habitat for fish. Assist with the ongoing Fish Sticks project lead by Bob Bergman.
- Lake monitors: Assist FLIPRD with their regular monitoring efforts. Also considering running new monitoring programs.
- UW Extension Lake Convention - Attend yearly convention for education and networking.
- Drew Creek Project(s) – Help drive next steps with FLILPARD for this important initiative.
- Waterfowl habitats – build and install wood duck boxes.
- End of year ice fishing lake clean-up. .
- Continuing education and networking by attending various Dodge County Lakes Group Meetings as well strengthening our relationships with FLILPARD and Beaver Dam Lake Association.
The FLPO is working cooperatively with local agencies and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to act on this commitment. Through individual members’ initiative, supported by local and state funding, many landscape-management projects (Best Practices) have been installed around the lake. Approximately twenty property owners have incorporated into their landscapes either a rain garden or native plantings project.
Benefits of Best Practices
Best practices buffer gardens capture and infiltrate runoff, preventing potentially polluted runoff from entering the lake. They also provide habitat for birds, butterflies and beneficial insects and promote natural beauty. Native plantings, a shoreline or transition zone best practice, improve wildlife habitat, slow runoff water (through infiltration) and promote natural beauty.