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

Special Message - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Protecting the health of our community is of the utmost importance to us. As such, most Freshwater staff will continue to work remotely, and there will be no in-person meetings or events held at Freshwater’s offices. We continue to operate in compliance with Governor Tim Walz’s Stay Safe Minnesota executive order and the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health. Read our full statement here.

Water for All: Three Paths to a Better Water Future

In this webinar on November 18, Dr. David Sedlak, Director of the University of California Berkeley Water Center, will speak about the major water issues facing the world today and offer three solutions. 

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It's our Fall Member Drive!

Freshwater is a member-supported 501(c)3 nonprofit. Caring people like you are the heart of what we do. Today, become a Freshwater member and join a growing community of individuals and businesses teaming up to preserve our waters for future generations.


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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 Master Water Steward.

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

-- Watershed District Administrator