Twenty Percent For The Lakes


The Great Lakes contain roughly twenty percent of the world's freshwater! Nord Coast donates twenty percent of net profits to organizations protecting and restoring this invaluable resource.  Our giving partners include:  

Alliance for the Great Lakes

The Alliance for the Great Lakes is a nonpartisan nonprofit working to protect and restore the waters of the Great Lakes. Initiatives include plastic pollution reduction, invasive species control, drinking water protection, agricultural runoff reduction, climate change, and environmental justice.

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The National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation

The NPLSF is the philanthropic partner of the five national parks of Lake Superior. NPLSF initiatives include: Park Decarbonization, The Wolf and Moose Project, Park Restoration, and visitor enhancements.

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Superior Watershed Partnership

Based in Marquette, MI, The Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Conservancy implements science-based polution prevention and habitat restoration programs. They also provide technical, educational, and monitoring assistance on projects accross the Great Lakes.

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The Nature Conservancy

Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has grown into one of the widest-reaching environmental organizations in the world. The Nature Conservancy is active in the Great Lakes Region with projects such as The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Great Lakes Fisheries Project.

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  • Inland Seas Education Association 

    Located in Suttons Bay, Michigan, Inland Seas Education Association provides hands-on learning experiences aboard traditionally rigged sailing schooners. Its mission is to “inspire a lifetime of Great Lakes curiosity, stewardship, and passion in people of all ages”

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  • Savanna Institute

    Agricultural runoff is a real problem for the Great Lakes. As farm soils erode, fertilizer and nutrients flow into streams, rivers, and lakes causing harmful algal blooms. The Savanna Institute helps Midwest farmers adopt perennial agroforestry practices that reduce field tillage and soil runoff.

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  • North Country Trail Association

    Stretching from North Dakota to Vermont, The North County Trail is over 4,800 miles long. The North Country Trail Association’s mission is “to develop, maintain, protect and promote the North Country National Scenic Trail as the premier hiking path across the northern tier of the United States. 

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