The Lake Vesijärvi Foundation

is a unique Finnish initiative that combines public and private resources to secure funding for research, maintenance, and management efforts focusing on Lake Vesijärvi and its catchment area.

The foundation also works to improve the general public’s awareness of Lake Vesijärvi and its condition and to promote all efforts to improve its water quality.

The foundation was established in 2007 by the municipalities of Asikkala and Hollola, the City of Lahti, Esan Kirjapaino Oy, Kemppi Oy and Lahden Teollisuusseura ry.

Fundraising for Lake Vesijärvi

The Vesijärvi Foundation will draw up a long-term plan for management efforts and a funding programme for its implementation. Funds will be raised by means of collaboration agreements made with companies and at various fundraising events. The funds will be administered by the foundation and distributed to organisations that implement efforts to save Lake Vesijärvi and small lakes within the region. The foundation also awards grants and subsidies and supports and promotes education and information efforts that promote conservation of nature and the environment.