Collaborating for a Stronger Voice to Advocate for Healthy and Clean Waters
The Northern Water Alliance of Minnesota, [NWA-MN], is a network of organizations and individuals engaged in protecting our northern water resources and promoting best practices for sustaining our good waters and the restoration of waters already compromised. The host organization for the Alliance is the Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation.
Mission: We are an alliance of independent organizations and individuals focused on protecting our northern Minnesota water resources. The Alliance is formed to enhance and expand our individual and organizational efforts to empower, mobilize, educate, advocate and take action around issues and threats to our water.
Vision: Our vision is to have an educated populace and engaged elected officials and agencies dedicated to creating and supporting strong protection policies, appropriate action and sustainable use of our northern water resources.
Statement of Values: We believe that clean water is a basic human right of all people. We believe that the policies, regulations and practices that impact water in our State should be focused on the protection and sustainability of our clean water resource. We believe that the lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands and aquifers must be protected and improved for all future generations. We believe in shared vision and collaboration.
Goal: Identify and promote best science-based information from network members to inform and mobilize.
Issues: Aquatic invasive species, pipeline routing, drinking water, soil and water conservation, wild rice habitat, and more.