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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Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Read our Strategic Plan to see where Freshwater is headed in the next five years and how we plan to get there.

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Moos Family Speaker Series: Covering Cleanup Costs

View a recording of the webinar to learn about PAH contamination in our waters and what can be done to hold the polluters accountable.  

Annual Impact Report

Check out our Impact Report for the 2019 fiscal year to see how we've been working for all of Minnesota's waters.

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