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Policy Summit for Climate, Energy and Environmental Justice Advocates

January 16, 2024

by Alyssa Fabia, Tribal Outreach and Research Associate Held January 11-12, 2024, this pre-legislative session Policy Summit arose out of lessons learned during last year’s victories and stumbles. This was … Read more

Reflections on the Manoomin-Psin Knowledge Symposium

December 18, 2023

by John Roterman, Freshwater Tribal State Liaison  The Manoomin-Psin Knowledge Symposium at Black Bear Casino was held on November 13 and 14 and attended by nearly 300 attendees, including several … Read more

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Bridging the gap: Freshwater helps Minnesota teachers embrace nature-based learning

December 15, 2023

Freshwater is partnering with Hamline University and the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment for a transformative project designed to empower Minnesota teachers to integrate nature-based learning into their … Read more

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Freshwater helps develop state drinking water plan

December 13, 2023

Focus groups and community meetings gather input on drinking water governance The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is currently developing a 10-year drinking water plan to better manage drinking water … Read more

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Freshwater leads state delegation to One Water Summit

November 21, 2023

In order to build new partnerships and identify shared goals, Freshwater led a Minnesota delegation to this year’s One Water Summit in Tucson, Arizona, held November 14-16. Organized by the … Read more

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New study will map potential to recharge aquifers

September 25, 2023

U of M and Freshwater researchers to evaluate injection wells, infiltration basins With groundwater shortages becoming a concern in some areas of the state, researchers at the University of Minnesota … Read more

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Freshwater continues groundwater governance work in Great Lakes region

August 3, 2023

Groundwater governance project enters next phase with focus on tribal engagement, intergovernmental collaboration Freshwater has begun a second phase of work to build capacity for groundwater governance in the Great … Read more

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Results of Freshwater’s state policy work

June 12, 2023

Minnesota’s historic 2023 session and what’s next for water When the Minnesota Legislature adjourned on May 22, the session was applauded by many conservation groups for providing significant investments in … Read more

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Freshwater to lead Great Lakes Protection Fund project in Minnesota and Michigan watersheds

May 25, 2023

  Freshwater has been awarded $1.5 million from the Great Lakes Protection Fund for a 5-year effort to improve water quality in the Maumee, St. Louis and Saginaw River watersheds, … Read more

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Legislative Update – May 2023

May 2, 2023

Water policy flowing as legislative session nears conclusion The Minnesota Legislature is entering the home stretch before it is scheduled to adjourn on May 22, with a wide range of … Read more