EXCITING TIMES AHEAD!
We are on the move! The Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation is rebranding as we look ahead to becoming an accredited land trust. We will soon be known as the Northern Waters Land Trust. Our work has always been in the four-county region of Cass, Crow Wing, Aitkin and Hubbard counties. It includes not only Leech Lake, but 800 of Minnesota’s 4,500 managed fishing lakes! So it’s time our name reflects our work!
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.
PUBLIC COMMENTS NEEDED
LLAWF is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation from the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. A public comment period is now open. 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 Pardon us if some information on these pages is slightly out-of-date.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.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCHThe Board of Directors has begun the search for our next Executive Director. We are looking for an person who will expand our organizational capacity as we work to become an Accredited Land Trust. For the complete Job Posting and Description click here.
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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