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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You're Invited: Moving Upstream

Join us for a special event featuring Freshwater's work at the State Capitol. Join us to hear from special guests and learn our 2021 legislative agenda. Streams Dec 8 at 12 PM CST. 

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A watershed moment thanks to YOU.

You made amazing things happen for water for Minnesotans for Give to the Max Day. You gave profusely, unlocking a $10,000 match, and donating a record-setting $30,000 total for the environmental workforce of tomorrow. Missed your chance to give? It's never too late to invest in our water future. Give now or give again.

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2021 MINNESOTA WEATHERGUIDE CALENDARS AVAILABLE. they make a perfect holiday gift.

Get your favorite Minnesota calendar now. Or ship copies to friends and family as gifts this holiday season. 

What we do

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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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Publications

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

Donate

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.

Volunteer

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