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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

Beth Carreno

Freshwater collaborator and supporter shares her story

April 10, 2023

Beth Carreño has a personal and professional connection to clean water Beth Carreño joined the Freshwater community in 2016 and has been a valued collaborator, member and donor ever since. … Read more

Vermillion River

Groundwater governance tested at Vermillion River headwaters

April 3, 2023

Niagara Bottling proposes groundwater-fed bottling plant in Elko New Market The debate over groundwater protection is playing out in Scott County, Minnesota, as California-based Niagara Bottling seeks to build a … Read more

Terin stands on a bridge overlooking a river with his family

Meet PhD Research Fellow Terin Mayer

November 16, 2022

By Julia Weimer 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 … Read more

Tali sits in a field holding up a plant showing its root structure

Meet Freshwater Intern Tali Berkman

November 16, 2022

By Julia Weimer 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 … Read more

Eddy wears a white hat and pattered sweater standing near a pile of white pipes soon to be laid

Meet IREX Fellow Eddy Andrango

November 14, 2022

By Julia Weimer 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. … Read more

A Watery Blue GreenCorps Experience

November 10, 2022

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

October 31, 2022

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

Baseball field, city skyline in background

Extra innings?

May 27, 2022

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.

Group of young adults outside prepping for a cleanup

Meet a longtime Adopt a River participant: the Green Team

April 1, 2022

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.