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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.



Your donations help to protect the natural resources that make our region of Minnesota a special place to live, work, and play.


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Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation recommended for $2.1 million for fisheries habitat protection in North Central Minnesota. Read more. 

Beatlemania Coming to
Lake Country
Join us June 21, 2014 for LLAWF's "Back to the 60s" dinner/dance fundraiser. Learn more.  Buy tickets now. 

Lindsey Ketchel Joins LLAWF as New Executive Director
The Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation (LLAWF) is very excited to announce the arrival of Lindsey Ketchel as their new executive director. Chair Maggie McGill stated “with over 15 years’ of experience with environmental and land-use nonprofit organizations, Lindsey brings a level of experience that will be beneficial to the conservation movement in this region”. Read More.

Read LLAWF Spring/Summer 2014 Newsletter