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

save the date for ice-out, loon-in sunday, april 26

Join us for this inspiring
rite of spring at Allianz Field
in Saint Paul! 

2020 State of Water Conference april 30-may 1

Registration now open!
Get the Early Bird rate through
February 29.

freshwater blog: minnesota ghost story

The ghost town of Beaver in Winona County inspired Minnesota's first SWCD.

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.


Love your lakes and drinking water? Care about the health of your water? Support Freshwater as we protect and restore our water resources.


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

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

-- Watershed District Administrator