Part of the Land Trust Alliance’s immediate response to the pandemic was to help its members meet urgent and unprecedented challenges. And nearly 20 months later, that work continues. A recent case in point: We secured funding from The Carls Foundation to help seven Michigan land trusts address some of the more persistent effects of the pandemic.
Land trusts across the country are working diligently and creatively to protect water quality, quantity and equitable water access every day. Land trusts working in the Great Lakes basin are no exception, helping to protect one of the largest sources of fresh water on Earth. Covering 21% of the world’s surface fresh water, there’s a lot at stake.