Water (nibi in Ojibwa) is the fountain of life. Ocean water is the same constitution of human blood, without the hemoglobin. Everything that happens on the land is reflected in the water, much like what we consume and how we live is reflected can be tested in through a blood sample.
The Land Between has over 2400 pocketed lakes; the majority without buffering capacity of soils and where a starker climate too, makes waters fragile exposing water resources to more immediate harm.
Walk in any direction in this region and within 500m, you will encounter a source of water.
It is essential for our overall health to steward, sustain, and conserve these precious and vital resources. The Land Between works extensively with partners from research institutions, educational institutions, to community groups and lake associations to steward our water.
We offer shoreline owner site visits, naturalization expertise and designs, and larger efforts to reach these goals.
Check out our latest projects and efforts:
The BlueWay Project to restore shores
Wetland Wonder, a project to focus on the worlds most diverse biomes and Nature’s water filters
The American Eel, a project that recounts the amazing journey of this universal aquatic bio-indicator
New! Thanks to support from RBC BlueWater Foundation, now you can Design Your Own Shoreline Garden With Land Between- See our blog for details and registration
And don’t forget to steward your shore property. Find out how in our Water Stewardship section