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Protecting the Great Lakes State

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Michigan sits at the heart of the Great Lakes basin, the largest source of surface freshwater in the world. Those who live here can't help but feel inextricably linked to the lands and waters around us. We understand that time spent outdoors, enjoying wildlife and spectacular landscapes, gives us meaning and allows us to rejuvenate and escape. We’ve built our economies and communities around the natural resources here. The Nature Conservancy's goal is to protect and restore the natural systems and places critical to the well-being of nature and people in Michigan, and throughout the Great Lakes region, for generations to come.

To learn about the broad, innovative strategies our conservation staff are developing and the priority places where they are being put into action, visit How We Work. Below are stories about individual conservation projects designed to protect and transform, and  the people who inspire our work.

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August 13, 2014
Mending the Meander with the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
July 23, 2014
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May 12, 2014
Saginaw County golf course now part of federally protected natural area
April 11, 2014
Nature Conservancy gets $1M grant for purchase of St. Martin Island, improving wetlands
January 06, 2014
Restoring Lake Erie's largest wetland (Great Lakes Echo)
January 05, 2014
Great Lakes Only Region In U.S. To Gain Wetlands, Report Finds (Huffington Post)

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