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Muskies, Inc. provides $20,000 in grants for conservation projects

Muskies, Inc. is a service-oriented, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for men, women and children with the single focus of improving the sport of muskie fishing everywhere.

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The Northern Waters Land Trust announced a grant of $10,000 from the Twin Cities Chapter of Muskies, Inc. (Hugh C. Becker Committee) to support the conservation of land around Miller Bay, a primary spawning ground for muskies on Leech Lake.

Fisheries research shows healthy watersheds with intact forests are fundamental to good fish habitat and conservation easements on sensitive shoreland and private forests are an effective approach to protecting water quality, a news release stated. The Miller Bay project is an important step to protect this critical habitat and is a partnership of Northern Waters Land Trust, the Leech Lake Association and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Donors interested in supporting the matching funds needed to complete the project can contact Northern Waters Land Trust.

Muskies, Inc. also granted $10,000 in support of Wabedo, Little Boy, Cooper, Rice Lake Association to conserve land near critical musky habitat on Wabedo Lake. Muskies, Inc. is a service-oriented, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for men, women and children with the single focus of improving the sport of muskie fishing everywhere. Founded in 1966 by Gil Hamm, the original group of thirteen avid muskie anglers concentrated on continual improvement of the muskie resource through rearing and stocking efforts, and sound conservation practices. Today Muskies, Inc. focuses on three critical areas: youths, fisheries and research.

Northern Waters Land Trust, formerly the Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation, is a nonprofit charitable 501(c)(3) organization working in north-central Minnesota in the counties of Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard and Aitkin. The organization partners with conservation-minded volunteers, landowners, lake associations, local, state, federal and tribal agencies, and other conservation organizations. For more information, go to northernwaterslandtrust.org .

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