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Meet PhD Research Fellow Terin Mayer

Meet Terin Mayer – a PhD Research Fellow at Freshwater focused on groundwater governance with a fascinating story. Read what he has to say about his journey into the world … Read more

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Meet Freshwater Intern Tali Berkman

Talia (Tali) Berkman became a Freshwater intern in January 2022. Throughout her internship, Tali worked primarily on the Adopt a River program to implement effective communication strategies to tell the … Read more

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Meet IREX Fellow Eddy Andrango

Edison (Eddy) Andrango belongs to the Kichwa Otavalo Indigenous group in the north of Ecuador, located in the Andes mountains, two hours north of the capital, Quito. There he is … Read more

A Watery Blue GreenCorps Experience

Alex Van Loh is one of Freshwater’s longest-serving employees. When he started as a Minnesota GreenCorps member in September 2015, Alex never imagined his time at Freshwater would start him … Read more

Meet Research and Policy intern Bri Jol

Bri Jol joined Freshwater’s research and policy team in February 2022 with expertise in biology, environmental studies, geographic information systems, communications, organizing, and fire-fighting! Oh my! Throughout her time with Freshwater, … Read more

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Extra innings?

The legislative session has gone into extra innings more often than not recently. Is this the new norm? This time the game was called with bases loaded and only a couple of runs on the scoreboard. Runners left on base and the pitcher were playing chicken when the lights went off.

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Meet a longtime Adopt a River participant: the Green Team

While Adopt a River is a new program for Freshwater, it’s been around and making an impact for 33 years! More than 90,000 volunteers have organized 32,000 cleanups and removed a whopping 6,500,000 pounds of trash from the land and water.

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Why is it raining plastics? Free virtual lecture

Freshwater and the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences are cohosting a free online lecture open to the public on Wednesday, April 13, from 12–1:30 pm. This event focuses on microplastic waste.

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Adopt a River and upcoming cleanup event

Freshwater’s new Adopt a River program is up and running and already processing registrations for shoreline cleanups! Whether it’s a one-time cleanup or an adoption (a commitment to clean multiple times), a stretch of the Mississippi or your neighborhood pond, participating in Adopt a River could be a unique experience for you and your group.

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Play ball!

It’s that time of year again! The days are getting longer and helping us eke out daytime temps above zero (and even above freezing!), the snow is looking grungy, and the legislative session is in full swing … kind of.

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