Northern Waters Land Trust thanks all participants of the July social media campaign to promote positivity about the lakes in northern Minnesota.

More than 50 individuals representing at least 17 lakes participated in the photo-sharing campaign illustrating why they love our lakes. Liz Anderson, Kris Carlson, Jane Freeberg, Gayl Hohbein and Mark Persons each won an up north prize bag of local goodies. Individuals should contact NWLT to arrange pickup or delivery of their prize.

Cedar Lake Conservancy in Aitkin County was awarded the $500 conservation grant that participants were able to nominate their local association to win. Debbie Campbell, president of Cedar Lake Conservancy, shares that education and water testing are crucial for their organization to help maintain their lake for future generations.

“We have an active, interested membership and a dedicated Conservation Committee, which includes energetic lake stewards. As property owners, our investment is greatly enhanced by good water quality and the lake’s overall environment,” Campbell said in a news release.

Cedar Lake Conservancy will use the grant to further their education efforts.

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The campaign was made possible by an action team from Thrivent Financial. Thrivent is a membership-owned fraternal and holistic financial services organization. For more information about Thrivent, go to