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

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Members: Have a drink on us!

Join us Thursday, July 14 for an in-person member appreciation happy hour at Utepils Brewing in Minneapolis overlooking Bassett Creek. Stop by anytime between 4–6 pm and have a drink on us as we cheers to you! At 5 pm we'll have thank you remarks from executive director John Linc Stine, and a short informational talk with a representative from Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission. RSVPs requested.

Summer Big Island and Back!

We are excited to announce the ninth annual Big Island & Back! 10K Paddle on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 starting at 9 am.

Adopt a River program

We want to support you in your efforts to keep Minnesota waters clean and healthy for all. Check out Adopt a River for tips and info on setting up a shoreline cleanup!

Water Connects Us

Thank you to our wonderful supporters for donating, shopping the online auction, and watching our program! Thank you so much for your generous and caring support of Freshwater programs through Water Connects Us.

Spring Moos event

This was a great event! Check out the recording and details.

Tour our office—virtually!

Minnesota Weatherguide environment calendar and alamanc, 2023.
2023 Calendars coming soon!

The 2023 Weatherguide calendars will be available for sale mid-August. 

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

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Beautify your instagram feed

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