Milwaukee Riverkeeper
Water monitoring, Advocacy, Ecosystem restoration, Shoreline cleanups, Policy, Education, Recreation or tourism, Ecological Monitoring

Milwaukee Riverkeeper is a science-based advocacy organization working to protect water quality and wildlife habitat and advocate for sound land management in the Milwaukee River Basin. We are working for clean, fishable, swimmable, and drinkable waters that all people can access and enjoy.

Waterkeeper Alliance
Advocacy, Shoreline cleanups, Policy, Education, Storytelling, Ecological Monitoring, Reconciliation

Our Vision
We are a global movement united for clean, healthy, and abundant water for all people and the planet.

Our Mission
We protect our right to clean water in communities around the world.

Our Beliefs
Water is life;
Healthy watersheds connect and sustain us all;
Clean water is a basic right

Georgian Bay Aspiring Geopark
Water monitoring, Education, Recreation or tourism, Storytelling, Reconciliation

We are a grassroots initiative building the foundations for a UNESCO Global Geopark for all of Georgian Bay.

Toronto, Ontario , Canada
The Watershed Center, Grand Traverse Bay
Water monitoring, Advocacy, Ecosystem restoration, Shoreline cleanups, Policy, Education, Ecological Monitoring

Grand Traverse Bay and all its waterways make our area truly unique and admired. As a local non-profit, The Watershed Center is passionate about safeguarding the beautiful waters of Grand Traverse Bay and our inland lakes and streams for all to enjoy. Our mission is to advocate for clean water in Grand Traverse Bay and work to preserve and protect its watershed. Guided by research and data, our scientists and policy experts are leading the discussion on water protection and restoration in our region.

Needs: Volunteers, Open to collaboration, Funding, Knowledge sharing, Data, Mapping

Traverse City, Michigan , United States
Great Lakes Odyssey World (GLOW)
Advocacy, Education

Through four allied programs, GLOW will galvanize, inspire, and motivate residents of the Great Lakes Basin to strengthen, support and steward the Great Lakes to a beautiful and healthy future. With this shared identity and commitment, the Great Lakes can be sustained and improved. With the extra challenge of climate change—fires, floods, and weather extremes—building a committed, connected community dedicated to the Great Lakes is more important than ever.
These programs are:

  • The Great Lakes Odyssey Radio Hour explores lakes-focused science, arts and culture in the entire Great Lakes Basin, creating a lively music-centered magazine style broadcast.
  • The Great Lakes Library Collaborative shares programming with leading scientists, thinkers, and activists in conversation with local communities and fosters the cross-basin Great Lakes, Great Read.
  • Great Lake Odyssey Future creates experiential learning for young adults in which they will work with indigenous elders and artists to envision vital and beautiful lakes in 2072.
  • Great Lakes Odyssey Festivals bring local communities into direct contact with musicians, artists, historians, scientists, and others to explore and celebrate Great Lakes culture and environment.

The Great Lakes Odyssey Radio Hour is at the core of this interdisciplinary initiative. Theme-based episodes celebrate the region’s diverse heritage, while fostering connections across silos to address the watershed’s ecological challenges.

The Radio Hour debuted September 2022 in a collaboration with Central Michigan University’s NPR affiliate, WCMU-FM. We have since expanded our listener base by joining the WBFO-FM, Buffalo/Toronto Public Media network. Toledo WGTE-FM Public Media began broadcasting in October 2023.

Needs: Volunteers, Open to collaboration, Funding, Knowledge sharing, Data

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario , Canada
Seneca Lake Guardian
Advocacy, Ecosystem restoration, Policy, Education, Recreation or tourism

Seneca Lake Guardian is a New York State Not-for-Profit Corporation with 501(c)(3) and is dedicated to preserving and protecting the health of the Finger Lakes, its residents and visitors, its rural community character, and its agricultural and tourist related businesses through public education, citizen participation, engagement with decision makers, and networking with like-minded organizations. The Finger Lakes are all located within the Great Lakes basin and the Finger Lakes watersheds are subject to the provisions of the Great Lakes Compact.

Needs: Volunteers, Open to collaboration, Funding, Knowledge sharing, Data, Mapping

Watkins Glen, New York , United States