Clean water protection

Everyone understands the value of lakefront property. But a nearly four-acre tract of Lake Erie shoreline between a recreational park and a municipal beach in Port Clinton was a treasure that presented a rare opportunity to preserve coastal wetlands and... Read more

Located between Cleveland and Toledo, East Sandusky Bay is a naturally functioning freshwater marsh along the Lake Erie shoreline. This irreplaceable resource, with its hardwood forest, woodland swamp, cattail marsh, and open-water habitat, is a prime... Read more

Middle Bass Island in Lake Erie is home to a new nature preserve. The 7.8-acre island property—with extensive migratory bird habitat and a large population of the Lake Erie watersnake—was threatened with development for residential and vacation homes.... Read more

Minnesota's lakes, rivers, and streams provide clean water for humans and other species alike. But none is more important than the Mississippi River. From its source at Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota, the Mississippi winds 700 miles south to the Iowa... Read more

The Trust for Public Land established the Northwoods Initiative to protect the iconic landscapes of northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan and preserve a heritage that is at risk of disappearing. This landscape encompasses millions of acres of forest... Read more

Generations of Minnesotans spent childhood summers at Camp Ojiketa on the shores of Green Lake, a place where one can still see deer, owls, loons, wild turkeys, painted turtles, great blue herons, and beautiful sunsets. When its owner, Minnesota Council of... Read more

In 2006, TPL helped conserve 670-acres in rapidly growing Chisago County. This site includes extensive mixed hardwood wetlands, three miles of undeveloped lakefront on Rush Lake, and the headwaters of Rush Creek, a tributary of the scenic St. Croix River... Read more

Nestled on the rugged North Shore of Lake Superior, the village of Grand Marais has provided a unique and inspirational setting for recreation, the arts, and community gatherings for generations of residents and visitors. In 2001, TPL helped the community... Read more

The forests, lakes and wild rivers of the upper Midwest have inspired some of America's great conservation writers. Minnesota's Sigurd Olson raised an eloquent voice for wilderness protection and helped draft the Wilderness Act of 1964. On the 40th... Read more

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