Conserving Cedar Gorge Clay Bluffs
Capstone of the Great Rivers, Great Lakes Campaign
Our core OWLT mission-based efforts involve the acquisition, protection and restoration of critical land and habitat along the Lake Michigan shoreline and in the Milwaukee River watershed, often through special focused campaigns like our “Great Rivers, Great Lakes.”
We have accomplished a significant portion of our Great Rivers, Great Lakes Campaign goals since its inception in 2015. We have already made a profound difference in the protection and the health of the Lake Michigan shoreline and Milwaukee River watershed through strategic acquisition, protection, and restoration of nearly 1,000 acres of environmentally significant land.
But we’re not finished with our work and we need your help!
The capstone of our multiple year campaign is the protection of nearly 3/4 mile of Lake Michigan shoreline and 131 acres of land, in Port Washington, as a natural area. This timely endeavor, as we have seen a significant increase of activity on preserves during the COVID-19 crisis, will add much needed land that is open and free for public use.