About LEF

The Lake Erie Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2016 to sustain and protect the waters of Lake Erie. The Lake Erie Foundation is the result of the combining of two organizations, the Lake Erie Waterkeeper and Lake Erie Improvement Association, that advocated for Lake Erie protection and improvements for many years. Leaders of these pioneering organizations recognized that a combined long term sustainable effort would be more effective in protecting the entire lake. Our mission is to “create and maintain a healthy Lake Erie now and forever as defined by drinkable water, recreational contact and edible fish.” Please join us in this effort!