The Rio Grande Water Fund invests in the restoration of forested lands upstream in order to secure pure fresh water. Currently, 60 signatories–a diverse mix of private and public organizations– have signed on to the charter. The RGWF's goal is to generate sustainable funding over the next 20 years to proactively increase the pace and scale of forest restoration, including the most high-risk areas in the Rio Grande watershed.
Nature Conservancy has created the Minnesota Headwaters Fund — a $10-million, privately-funded investment to support our work to accomplish high-impact conservation of Mississippi River watersheds in Minnesota to ensure clean water is available for people, business and nature. The fund will support conservation work in targeted watersheds in the Upper Mississippi River basin in Minnesota, including easements, stream bank and floodplain restoration, and other projects that prevent pollutants such as nitrates and sediment from entering key rivers and lakes.