We help the watershed by developing projects that encompass these three areas: conservation, education and active participation. We have active projects as well as our Track Record of Success.

We protect the watershed
  • By acting as guardians via acquiring wetlands, forestlands and islands.
  • Through water trail development for eco and cultural tourism.
  • Through educational programs.
  • By developing and fostering partnerships around the watershed.
  • By offering a platform for innovation in conservation.
aerial view of the gargantua islands preserve


Active in our conservation through special events, research promotion, activities and partnerships that create opportunities for inclusive involvement in efforts around the lake.

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We believe Education is key to caring for water. From classrooms to the Land, from keynotes to workshops, we customize our interactive and engaging presentations to your needs.

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Active Participation

From our three land preserves, the watershed region, the St. Marys River and other areas of significance, we offer interpretive guided activities and outings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a land trust?

A land trust is a non-profit charitable organization that owns or manages land for the long term stewardship of natural and/or cultural heritage. One of the main activities of a land trust, or nature conservancy, is to actively work with landowners to conserve habitat, protect and steward land for its natural, cultural, recreational, historic and productive values, protect water quality, and address the effects of climate change.

What are land trust standards and practices?

The ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust.

What is ecotourism?

Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.

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What is a water trail?

A designated route along a waterway with publicly accessible access points particularly for non-motorized watercraft. Water Trails are the original highways that have been used for community life for millennia.

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We are a proud member of:

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How To Help

Protecting the greatest Lake on Earth means we all have a role to play in addressing the threatening elements of climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, invasive species, and the diversion of water from the watershed.

We believe in the power of our collective effort to solve these challenges.