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

Please Join Us

You are warmly invited to join us this Thursday for the Water Connects Us Celebration, our live virtual fundraiser in support of healthy water for future generations including all Minnesotans and communities downstream.

✨Silent Auction is Open!✨

Head to our online giving center to browse a wide array of fabulous packages. We have something for everyone! Find a spa package, outdoor recreation, arts, food and beverage, and more! You can find the perfect item or experience and feel good knowing you're supporting clean water.

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Current work highlight

Groundwater Governance in the Great Lakes Region (2021-2022): This one year project brings together researchers to study groundwater governance in a six-state Great Lakes region.

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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: Nancy Jahnel 

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