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.


Get your favorite Minnesota calendar now and pick up some for friends and family.

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Adopt a River is coming to Freshwater!

We are thrilled to welcome this program and its legacy of more than 30 years of improving Minnesota's waters to our community engagement efforts! 

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Water Connects Us Virtual Event

Watch our virtual event showcasing Freshwater's work and invaluable partnerships in these uncharted times. This video features updates, special guests, and a chance to show your support - it's definitely worth a watch!

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