The Great Lakes Trust is a collective of scientists and academics, artists and athletes, adventurers and community advocates, working to restore and protect this vital heritage we all share in our Great Lakes.It's hard to overstate the economic and cultural importance of the the Great Lakes to Canada, especially to the millions of Canadians and Americans who depend on their waters. This is our drinking water.

The Great Lakes basin accumulates a significant portion of the planet’s fresh water, and the entire vast ecosystem is a critical bellwether for troubling changes worldwide.

... and the lakes are changing, in ways that are difficult to predict, and that should concern all of us who love and depend on this vital heritage.

We support creative and time-sensitive research, advocacy, and outreach across the myriad communities and generations that depend on the Great Lakes, in collaboration with established and trusted partners.

Help us help the lakes!