Not only are we fortunate as Wisconsinites to have access to two of the Great Lakes, but we also bear the responsibility of ensuring their long-term health and viability as a valuable natural resource. Land trusts play a significant role in the protection of the Great Lakes through the preservation and restoration of adjacent lands.
On August 10th, Gathering Waters Conservancy is teaming up with our partners at the Healing Our Waters Coalition, the Urban Ecology Center, the River Revitalization Foundation, and Ozaukee Washington Land Trust to host a tour of innovative conservation projects in the Milwaukee area that highlight progress, as well as ongoing needs and opportunities, in Great Lakes protection and restoration, with a particular focus on the economic and ecological benefits of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from land trust, elected, civic, and agency leaders who are at the center of the effort to restore the Great Lakes through Milwaukee-area land protection.
More information about the event and the three sites we’ll tour can be found on our website:
The day-long tour is open to the public. Transportation between sites and lunch will be provided. We hope you make plans to join us!