what we do

We are 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.

We are involved in a range of activities related to water quality, watershed integrity, and responsible stewardship in the Canadian Great Lakes basin: citizen science, community engagement, water science and policy analysis, indigenous knowledge and partnerships, and arts and adventure.

We oversee a donor-advised fund managed by the Hamilton Community Foundation. Each year we award small seed grants for creative projects in the spirit of our charitable purposes. We maintain close advisory relationships with established charitable organizations, universities, and research institutions.