The quality and quantity of our freshwater resources are essential to life. New York has more than 7,600 freshwater lakes, ponds and reservoirs, two Great Lakes and over 70,000 miles of rivers and streams. The Nature Conservancy is working to protect the health and abundance of these waters for all New Yorkers.
We are helping to safeguard New York's water for the future. Learn more.
Take action to protect Lake Ontario by supporting Plan 2014. Learn more.
We're working to protect this defining natural feature for people and the animals who call it home. Learn more.
By saving a forest at the headwaters of Eighteenmile Creek, we're helping to protect the water that flows to one of our Great Lakes. Learn more.
We're using rapid prevention, monitoring and response programs to curb invasive species in our lakes. Learn more.
Radio tagging has helped us track the last known population of native lake herring in Lake Ontario. Learn more.
We're working to restore floodplain forests and reconnect floodplains along the Neversink River. Watch a slideshow of about this project.