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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 recent 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 … 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

Beth Tomlinson: Freshwater tween researcher grows up to be water advocate

Living abroad for two years in one of the oldest deserts in the world grounded Beth Tomlinson in a deep appreciation for water quality and access. Not just in Namibia, … Read more Beth Tomlinson: Freshwater tween researcher grows up to be water advocate

About Mary

Mary is Freshwater’s Development Officer who has the privilege of working with our valued members, donors, and supporters. She is passionate about the power of philanthropy to make important changes … Read more About Mary

Countless ways to give

Did you know there are a host of ways you can make a charitable gift to Freshwater to support the health of our lakes, streams, wetlands, watersheds and drinking water? … Read more Countless ways to give

Announcing special donor recognition coming this summer

Did you know that between 70% and 80% of giving to charities comes from individuals? Freshwater’s annual operating budget of $1.3 million powers our programs for clean and reliable water. … Read more Announcing special donor recognition coming this summer

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