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Great Lakes Benefits

In the Great Lakes region, we depend on forests for wood and lakes for drinking water and recreation. In the cities along the Great Lakes, we expect clean water from our tap and effective sewage and storm water control. But, what are we doing to make sure these resources will continue to supply our future needs?

The Nature Conservancy has partnered with Detroit Public Television to explore this question with a panel of experts working in the Great Lakes basin. They discussed how the natural resources of the Great Lakes basin sustain our way of life and how businesses and municipalities are investing in nature – not only to preserve these lifestyle benefits, but also to improve their business' bottom line and competitive marketplace advantage.



The Nature Conservancy works across eight states and two Canadian provinces to ensure our Great Lakes are great providers. Explore these stories to learn how.

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