Lowe’s, Inc., its employees and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation have been a longtime supporters of The Nature Conservancy – from their support for individual conservation projects across the U.S. and Canada to their more recent commitment to our award winning youth education program Nature Works Everywhere.
In 2013 and 2014, Lowe's generously supported three of the Conservancy's priority projects in communities served by Lowe's across the U.S. In New Mexico and central Texas, Lowe's joined with other local business and community groups to protect the nature areas watersheds – vital to providing freshwater to people through the region including the major metropolitan areas of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM and Austin and San Antonio, Texas. In the Midwest, Lowe's supported the Conservancy's education and outreach efforts to raise awareness and harness the power of volunteerism to restore and protect natural areas around the Chicagoland metro area. Additionally as mentioned above Lowe's provided support for the Conservancy's educational program Nature Works Everywhere which provides students with a unique and valuable educational experience around the natural systems that we depend on for food, water, clean air and energy.
From 2009 to 2012, Lowe's foundation contributions helped protect and sustain some of the most important forestlands in the United States and Canada including:
- The broadleaf forests of the Appalachian range that extend from Alabama to Canada
- The iconic Crown of the Continent in Montana, adjacent to Glacier National Park and one of the largest forest conservation initiatives in the Conservancy’s history
- The Three Rivers Forest in Washington that helped connect a national forest to the ocean, ensuring a critical link for salmon and other species reliant upon forestlands and freshwater rivers
- The Darkwoods property in southern British Columbia – the largest property purchased for conservation in Canadian history
- The coastal forestland of Virginia essential to the long-term health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed
- Colorado's Front Range forests, where fire management and other restoration efforts are protecting large portions of the 1.5 million acres of forested watershed to reduce fire threat and help secure clean drinking water for residents in Denver and Colorado Springs
- Canada's Boreal Forest –representing one-quarter of the intact, original forests remaining on Earth
- The Adirondacks region of eastern New York where efforts are ongoing to ensure one of the world's largest intact temperate forests remains ecologically, economically, and culturally thriving
To learn more about our partnership with Lowe's, read the corporate case study about our results.