It's Official!

The Northern Waters Land Trust formerly known as the Leech Lake Watershed Foundation
The Secretary of State has now granted us permission for formally change our name! The new name matters. We work in a service area that includes FOUR watersheds ... not just one. And our work to preserve land to protect water in our 4-county region is more important then ever.

Why change our name?

  • We live in the last 40% of the state that can still claim to have clean waters. The DNR has found that the waters in the south and south-central portions of the state are under “major stress and can’t be restored or restoration is mostly unrealistic”. Many have signs: "NO SWIMMING" "NO FISHING". Protecting our land to ensure clean water makes sense from an investment standpoint. Restoration efforts are costly and rarely successful.

  • We have a water-based economy up here. Tourism in our 4-county region exceeds every Minnesota county except Hennepin and Ramsey counties. Hunting. Fishing. Biking. Cabins and resorts. 254,000 full and part-time jobs depend on clean water.

What can you do to support our lakes, rivers, wetlands and streams?

  • Do what you already do ... recycle, don't use fertilizers on lawns near waters, stay on top of the news' cycles for information about the threats to our waters and let your elected officials know how important clean water is to you and to future generations.

More Updates!

  • Look for more news in December when we will announce our new Executive Director!

  • Our end-of-year Annual Appeal will land in your mail box in November!

  • Website changes will continue as our transitions continue!


Your Support Helps Protect Northern Water and Land

Preserving land to protect water is our job .... and yours, too!

Donations can be made through GiveMN or by mailing your donation to us at: Northern Waters Land Trust, P.O. Box 124, Walker, MN 56484.

The Northern Waters Land Trust | P.O. Box 124

Walker, MN 56484-0124 | 218.547.4510 |