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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

The Importance of Lakeshore Restoration & Stewardship

July 13, 2020
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“A well-kept shoreline is beautiful to look at, creates critical habitat for wildlife and reduces algae growth in your lake.” Thank you to Anoka County Water Resource Outreach Collaborative for sharing this animated video about lakeshore restoration and stewardship!

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Preserving Land, Enhancing Fishing

April 4, 2020
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There are many excellent reasons to preserve land; maintaining habit for wildlife, protecting water quality, providing natural areas for carbon dioxide absorption to help reduce global warming and protecting shoreland to enhance fish populations. One of the biggest threats to healthy fish populations is shoreland development and destruction of vegetation.…

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American Fisheries Society Promotional Video

November 4, 2019
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Partnerships to deliver scientifically based conservation measures on the landscape that protect water quality and as a result , critical fish and wildlife populations, is the essence of the mission of the Northern Waters Land Trusts (NWLT) This video, produced by the American Fisheries Society, explores the purpose, strategies and…

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Northern Waters Land Trust Earns National Recognition

September 4, 2019
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Walker, MN —The Northern Waters Land Trust (NWLT) has earned national recognition as an accredited land trust by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, a program of the Land Trust Alliance. Accreditation means that Northern Waters Land Trust abides by the Land Trust Standards and Practices and operates in an ethical,…

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