The Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI) is a not-for-profit organization and land trust. Its mission is to work across state boundaries to protect and enhance the Wolf Lake watershed. AWLI was formed in late 1999 as a collaboration of the Calumet Ecological Park Association and Friends of Wolf Lake,
known as CEPA/Friends of Wolf Lake. The proposal was approved in concept by the Calumet Heritage Partnership in November 1999. That same month it joined the Lake Calumet Ecosystem Partnership.