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

Impact report and charitable giving

See what donors made possible in 2021 in our new impact report. Peruse an interactive timeline packed with water stories and information!

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One more tip: Salt is not for traction or cold temps. Salt doesn’t work well below 10 or 15 degrees—that's when you need traction instead. In that scenario, use sand or grit!

Big Island and Back!
Big Island & Back

Join us for the return of the Big Island and Back winter event!

Member hub
Explore our new page for members

Members, this is your one-stop shop for Freshwater news and happenings! Click through and check it out.

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

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.

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

— Watershed district administrator