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.

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The Global Problem of Pharmaceutical Pollution

Join us on Earth Day for our next Moos Family Speaker Series webinar featuring Dr. Alistair Boxall from the University of York, United Kingdom.

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What's up with our water?

Freshwater's Research and Policy Director Carrie Jennings features on the Wise Traditions podcast to discuss pharmaceuticals and toxic "forever chemicals" that pollute our waters. 

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View the video: Moving Upstream

On December 8th we hosted a special video event featuring our work at the State Capitol. Watch it here to hear from a special slate of guest speakers and preview our 2021 legislative agenda.

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