We translate science into policy and action to preserve our freshwater resources.

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Confluence: Coming together for water and art
A confluence of stewards

Join us Saturday, Oct. 16, from 11 am–3 pm for a free festival celebrating of the work of Minnesota Water Steward volunteers, with art, activities, a food truck, music, and more!

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fall 2021 Moos Speaker announced!

Deborah McGregor, who holds a doctorate in forestry whose research focuses on Indigenous knowledge systems and their applications, will deliver our next Moos lecture in a virtual format on Wednesday, Nov. 17! 

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Beautify your instagram feed

If you don't follow Freshwater on Instagram, you're missing out on some fantastic photos! Photo credit for this image: Justin Pruden

What we do

Our Work

Our programs and policy work equip individuals and communities to take their next steps in protecting and preserving our freshwater resources.

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Conferences, Lectures, Symposiums

We host events that educate and engage stakeholders and change their thinking around water issues.

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We publish and share reports, newsletters, and a blog that advocate for protecting and preserving Minnesota’s freshwater resources.


Community members like you are instrumental to protecting the lakes, streams and drinking water we value. Invest in the future of freshwater resources with a charitable gift today. Your support makes a meaningful difference for clean and safe water for Minnesotans—and communities downstream.


Learn more about opportunities to take action, like becoming a Minnesota Water Steward.

We Moved

We have officially vacated our offices on Territorial Road. We are transitioning to our new space throughout early 2021 with staff continuing to work remotely. During this time, email is the best way to reach us. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Our new address is

2550 University Ave W Suite 212N
St. Paul, MN 55114

Freshwater Society has raised the bar on community and professional dialogue around water.

— Watershed district administrator