The largest freshwater ecosystem on the planet gives us fresh water, and also fresh food. Seven percent of the of the food production in America comes from the water the Great Lakes supply to grain, corn and livestock. Currently, the success of the farming industry and the health of the Great Lakes are tied to adapting more sustainable farming methods. The Nature Conservancy is working with farmers all over the Great Lakes region in order to implement these new methods.
We’re working with farmers in Paw Paw to keep harmful sediment out of the Great Lakes. Find out how education is the key to keeping our water clean in this video.
We’re working with farmers in Wisconsin to improve conservation practices. Learn more about the purification process in this Pecatonica River Watershed video.
The Western Lake Erie Basin supplies water and energy to millions. Find out what we’re doing to sustain it.
Farmers participate in an experiment to improve water quality in the Sheboygan River watershed.