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

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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.

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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.

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Why is it raining plastics? Free virtual lecture

February 28, 2022

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

February 28, 2022

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!

February 16, 2022

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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Freshwater: the film

January 27, 2022

There’s a film premiering on Feb. 19 that Freshwater just couldn’t ignore. The setting? Lake Superior. The title? “Freshwater.”

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From intern to staff member

November 4, 2021

Today we’re featuring Lila Franklin, who joined Freshwater in December 2019 as a program intern. Her internship continued until January 2021, when she became a program associate.

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How an internship helped define career goals

November 3, 2021

Today we’re featuring Olivia Forsheé, a Freshwater intern and Macalester student. Olivia is majoring in environmental studies and minoring in psychology, and is in her final year of college. She began interning with Freshwater in September, and she’s another fully remote Freshwater intern.

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Meet Julia

November 3, 2021

Julia Weimer is another current intern at Freshwater, helping with communications projects. Julia went to high school in Woodbury and split her college time between the universities of Colorado and … Read more