Great Lakes Region

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Great Lakes, New York
Photo credit: 
Wayne Scarberry

Western New York is blessed with two of America's greatest natural resources in Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Millions of people draw drinking water from these Great Lakes, and countless species of wildlife thrive in their estuaries, bays, watersheds, and deep water. With growth straining these natural support systems for humans and wildlife, TPL is spearheading the strategic protection of the region's most critical shorelines and watersheds. TPL has conserved thousands of acres in the Great Lakes region, including Woodlawn Beach on Lake Erie, Camp Beechwood on Lake Ontario, and properties in Braddock Bay and in the Thousand Islands.

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