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Love Our Lakes

Summer Photo Campaign

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Summer Photo Campaign!

The winner of this summer's drawing is featured here.

  • Loon Nest on Cedar Lake by Paul TenEyck

Watch for your photos in future NWLT communications.



Project Highlights & Updates

Protecting Land and Water in Cass County on Leavitt Lake

December 6, 2023
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A significant 67 acre property was protected in 2023 when it was purchased using Outdoor Heritage Funds and transferred to Cass County for permanent public management as forest land. The property in Crooked Lake Township is bordered by Cass County forest land on three sides and 1,600 feet of shoreline…

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Kabekona Watershed: A Success Story

August 31, 2023
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As told by Kathy DonCarlos, Northern Waters Land Trust, and Luther Nervig, Kabekona Lake Foundation and Association This is the story of a northern cold-water lake in Minnesota, the conservation and protection of its watershed, the commitment and perseverance of a lake association, partners and landowners and financial support of…

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New Board Member, Amanda Wold

August 7, 2023
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The Board of Directors is excited to announce that Amanda Wold has joined the Board of Directors of Northern Waters Land Trust. Amanda has a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources with an emphasis in Ecological Restoration. She has experience in building effective and productive working relationships and a strong commitment…

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Board Appoints New Executive Director – Annie Knight

July 22, 2023
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21 July 2023 Summer Greetings, The Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Annie Knight as the new Executive Director of Northern Waters Land Trust. The Recruiting Committee wholeheartedly recommended Annie to the Board of Directors based on her successful track record and capacity to lead Northern…

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NWLT Appointed to MN Clean Water Council

June 29, 2023
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We are excited to share that Northern Waters Land Trust has been appointed to a prestigious position on the Minnesota Clean Water Council! We are excited to share that Northern Waters Land Trust has been appointed to a prestigious position on the Minnesota Clean Water Council! This is a tremendous…

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Roosevelt Lake Aquatic Management Area Grows Through A Land Donation

May 31, 2023
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Roosevelt Lake Aquatic Management Area (AMA) in Cass and Crow Wing Counties was established in 2016 and was expanded in March 2023 with a land donation on Woods Bay. With this addition, the AMA grew to approximately 111 acres and over 5,900 feet of pristine, forested shoreland in Woods Bay.…

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Lakeland Currents with Ray Gildow

January 13, 2023
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Join Lakeland Currents host, Ray Gildow, as he talks with Northern Waters Land Trust about our most important natural resource, freshwater.

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100 Plus Women event touches the hearts of many in the Leech Lake area

December 20, 2022
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More than 115 women gathered Dec. 5 at the Arvig Walker Area Community Center to make an impact on a local non-profit through a group called 100 Plus Women Who Care of the Leech Lake Area. Women from Walker, Hackensack, Longville and surrounding areas were among those who attended. 100…

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Securing Sourcewater via Forestland

December 19, 2022
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Outdoor Heritage Fund-backed land purchases in Crow Wing and Hubbard counties will benefit wildlife habitat and protect a source of drinking water. The Crow Wing County purchases included this parcel in the Pine River watershed, which flows to the Mississippi River – a source of drinking water for more than…

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Louise Lake Aquatic Management Area Addition

November 9, 2022
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Louise, Wabedo and Little Boy Lakes are located in Cass County near the City of Longville.  These three lakes are connected by a channel which is an important ecological connection between the three basins through a “sensitive shoreland” area. The Louise Lake Aquatic Management Area (AMA) was established in 2005…

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MGLP provides $324,238 in Grants to Conserve Fish Habitat in Lakes

October 5, 2022
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The Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership (MGLP) is awarding $324,238 through its 2022 Lake Conservation Grant to five projects across the Upper Midwest. Together, these projects will benefit glacial lakes and their fish habitats, fish populations, and fisheries for years to come. Funds for the Lake Conservation Grant are provided by the…

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Conservation Conversations: Featuring Annie Knight

September 27, 2022
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Conservation Conversation: Annie Knight of Northern Waters Land Trust: Grant Manager, Conservation Specialist, Radio Producer | KAXE, featuring Annie Knight, NWLT’s Grants Manager & Conservation Specialist   Annie Knight is the conservation specialist and grants manager for Northern Waters Land Trust and has been co producing KAXE/KBXE’s Conservation Conversation series. Knight joined Heidi…

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