The Nature Conservancy

The purpose of this project is to create a unique research and educational facility, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, to provide expanded educational opportunities and facilitate appropriate career pathways for students enrolled in undergraduate programs at Lake Erie College with a career focus of environmental regulations, toxicology, wildlife management, fisheries management, agriculture, environmental research, environmental management or related careers.

How You Can Help

The Nature Conservancy conducted a master plan in spring 2015 and is making upgrades to the Nature Center during the first phase. TNC is dedicated to making these improvements and keeping the campus current. Renovation of the existing facility, including laboratories, office space and support infrastructure will be a $3.5 million endeavor. Lake Erie College is seeking grant support through the National Science Foundation, but philanthropic investments will be critical to the timely completion of this comprehensive initiative.

Senator Patterson has submitted a capital bill to support our continued efforts to develop the Grand River Conservation Campus into a thriving hub of conservation, research and education in northeast Ohio. We appreciate your collaboration in this important project.  Now is the time to let key General Assembly members know why this project is important. 

Please write, call or email the members listed here and express your support for the inclusion of this request in the capital bill.

NEONESTT Strategic Planning Conference - March 2nd-March 3rd, 2020

For more details about the renovation, please review the pdf below:

LEC Research Center Request Booklet pdf-logo.gif (15×15)

Run for the Swamp 5K

How We Can Help

We can help you decide what and how to give. You may want to specify criteria for your gift. You may want to take advantage of tax savings, make a one-time contribution or a gift over multiple years. We can guide you through your options and help you choose what works best for you.

For more information, contact:

Pam Palermo
Senior Director of Development
Lake Erie College
391 W. Washington St.
Painesville, OH 44077
John Tedesco, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Lake Erie College
391 W. Washington St.
Painesville, OH 44077