The Great Lakes Trust is proud to support and promote talented people committed to our Great Lakes. We help young artists and athletes develop their talents, gain visibility, and work toward a future where our Great Lakes are healthy and vibrant ecosystems, managed responsibly for posterity.

Current Great Lakes Trust Ambassadors:

Daniel Ranger – Junior Art Ambassador. Daniel is a sixth-grader in Toronto with a keen interest in environmental issues, and is a Great Lakes Trust Junior Ambassador. He has participated in several Bioblitzes, working alongside biologists to collect and catalogue species in the Humber River, Credit Valley, and Don River watersheds. He exhibited his first public art project, “SOS: Save Our Shells,” an intervention on behalf of snails, at Grow Op 2017 at the Gladstone Hotel. His installation, drawing attention to what is unseen in the urban wilderness, consisted of more than 600 origami snails, snail crossings, and a series of mini-ecosystems for the paper snails.