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Minnesota: Land of 10,000 water laws?

Minnesota has a long history of passing laws aimed at addressing how water affects people — and how people affect our valuable waters. That is why we at Freshwater take … Read more Minnesota: Land of 10,000 water laws?

Darby Nelson launches book: For Love of a River: The Minnesota

On October 17 Darby and Geri Nelson celebrated the release of Darby’s newest book, For Love of a River: The Minnesota. Darby is an aquatic ecologist, biology professor emeritus at … Read more Darby Nelson launches book: For Love of a River: The Minnesota

Ripple Effect: Freshwater’s mission in action

As a student at St. John’s University, Rob McManus has designed a project that puts him solidly in the professional research world. Interning with Dr. Carrie Jennings at Freshwater, he … Read more Ripple Effect: Freshwater’s mission in action

2019 Confluence of stewards

This year’s class of Stewards celebrated their graduation at Confluence, an annual gathering of certified stewards, partners, and program supporters. Capstone projects were on display as attendees noshed on appetizers, … Read more 2019 Confluence of stewards

A Big Conun-dung

Heavy rainfall is not the only thing that kept us from city beaches this summer. A spike in the presence of E. coli caused  a record-breaking season of closed water … Read more A Big Conun-dung

Freshwater welcomes Fellow from Bhutan

Meet Jambay, faculty of Watershed Hydrology, Statistics, and Forestry at College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan and visiting researcher at Freshwater. Jambay joins Freshwater for four months as … Read more Freshwater welcomes Fellow from Bhutan

Recharge!

Remember our policy focus at the legislative session? We worked hard to pass a  groundwater recharge study (HF 1141/SF 1643 (Rep. Sandell/Sen. Weber) and we succeeded! Work started quickly on … Read more Recharge!

FROM THE DIRECTOR: Weather Water Woes

Patterns of weather impact our lives and our communities. How often do you check the weather forecasts as you plan your daily and weekly events? If you’re like me, it’s … Read more FROM THE DIRECTOR: Weather Water Woes

From eyesore to enchanting: neighbors make a difference for water

On a summer evening in northeast Minneapolis, a dozen people in garden gloves gathered to weed and plant a four-block stretch of blooming raingardens. Butterflies and bees joined the pollinator-friendly … Read more From eyesore to enchanting: neighbors make a difference for water

Climate change impacts: Lake Superior record water levels appear at record speed

  Lake Superior is aptly named for many reasons, including its stature as Minnesota’s largest and most iconic freshwater resource. As the largest freshwater lake on Earth (by surface area), … Read more Climate change impacts: Lake Superior record water levels appear at record speed

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