LOOKING TO THE FUTURE!
The Northern Waters Land Trust (NWLT), formerly the Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation, strives to preserve land to protect water in the four-county region of Cass, Crow Wing, Aitkin and Hubbard counties. This area includes not only Leech Lake, but 800 of Minnesota’s 4,500 managed fishing lakes!
To help us complete our name change, rebranding and accreditation process, we’re pleased to announce we have a new Executive Director! Lake Shore resident Kathy Moore brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to NWLT, including an expansive background in advertising, marketing and public relations, as well as fundraising. Learn more about Kathy
LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD LANDOWNERS
The Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation has an opportunity for landowners to protect our water quality, preserve critical habitat, and receive compensation for keeping this region unique and special. In 2014, we launched our Clean Water Critical Habitat program in partnership with the Minnesota Land Trust and with funding provided from the Outdoor Heritage Fund as part of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. With this program, landowners are applying conservation easements on lakeshore and forested parcels near cold-water lakes that are considered some of the best lakes in the region.
The Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation (LLAWF) is a regional 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to preserving and protecting the quality of the pristine lakes, rivers, and streams; healthy forests; and critical fish and wildlife habitats of the Leech Lake Watershed and surrounding counties in North Central Minnesota.
By helping landowners protect the “places they love” and promoting individual and community stewardship, a legacy of natural resources is conserved for the use and enjoyment of current and future generations.
NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HIRED
Kathy Moore has been hired as the new Executive Director of the Northern Waters Land Trust. She has more than 30 years of marketing communication and project management experience. Moore has managed staff, volunteers and contractors, planned and coordinated budgets, assisted in fundraising efforts, sought and executed millions of dollars in grants. Learn more...
Our website will soon get a new look as we make some exciting changes. Pardon us if some information on these pages is slightly out-of-date. You can always give us a call for any questions at 218-547-4510.
STRIVING FOR ACCREDITATION
The Foundation is pleased to host the Northern Water Alliance of MN (NWA) as one of our initiatives. The Alliance is a network of organizations and individuals engaged in protecting our northern water resources. The Alliance seeks to educate, mobilize, empower, advocate, and take action around issues and threats to our water. Some of the issues: Invasive Species (AIS) Pipeline routing, Drinking water, risky agricultural practices and groundwater contamination. The network members are reliable science-based resources for best information and actions. To learn more click on the NWA tab. MORE...
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