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Why Give?
Working together we can protect the special places we love and preserve critical land and water resources to insure that future generations can enjoy this region of incalculable beauty and abundant recreational opportunities.  Each gift is unique and appreciated. 

Ways To Give Direct Support:giveMN.org

  • Make a Secure Gift Online 
    Make a one-time gift or set up a monthly gift with your credit card.
  • Mail a Gift 
    Mail your check to: Northern Waters Land Trust, PO Box 124, Walker, MN, 56484 or call us to mail you a gift envelope at 218-547-4510.  
  • Memorial Gifts
    Leave a living legacy to honor the special places in your loved one’s life. Designate the Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation for memorial tributes.  Please see the Legacy Conservation Fund brochure for more information.
  • Gifts of Securities
    Donations of appreciated stock, bonds, or mutual funds have additional tax advantages. You can transfer stocks directly from your brokerage accounts to the Northern Waters Land Trust. Call us to ask for information on making the transfer: 218-547-4510 
  • Workplace Giving
    Many companies have matching gift or payroll deduction programs to support your favorite charity. 
  • Future Gifts 
    Bequests or other planned gifts allow you to arrange for a donation to be made in the future on your behalf. Endowment gifts are also appreciated. Contact the Land Trust for more information. 
  • Gifts of Land 
    When appropriate and it meets our guidelines, we accept gifts of land for either conservation purposes or to sell to support the work of the Land Trust. 

With all gifts, we advise that you consult your attorney or tax consultant about how tax benefits may apply to your specific situation. Donations of money and land to the Northern Waters Land Trust, a 501(c)(3) charity, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Other Ways to Support Local Land Conservation
  • Volunteer Your Time and Talents 
    Join our Conservation Committee as a volunteer to work on projects that interest you or simply give a few hours a year for special mailings, projects, and fundraising events. 
  • Purchase Critical Habitat License Plates Critical Habitat License Plates
    The proceeds of these license plates help purchase critical habitat lands and shorelands. We often rely on these funds to complete important conservation projects. 
  • Join Your Local Lake Association or Sporting Group 
    We work in partnership with local groups to identify critical shorelands for protection and raise funds needed to complete land conservation projects.