15 years of Minnesota EDC research

For 15 years, Minnesota has played a central role in research on endocrine disrupting compounds in the environment. Here are some of the research projects that have studied the compounds, … Read more

Minnesota research probes enocrine disruptor threat

Dressed in waders, a life vest and surgical gloves, John Greene waded waist-deep into the Grindstone River, about two miles east of the Hinckley, Minn., sewage treatment plant, and carefully … Read more

Endocrine Disruptors: Major Minnesota research under way

A major Minnesota research project – paid for by the sales tax increase voters approved last year, and conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and St. Cloud State University – … Read more

Volunteers listen carefully for ecosystem health

  “Sometimes we wonder just what the heck people think we’re doing,” said Pat Hartman, as he strained to hear frogs croaking in the distance while cars zoomed by on … Read more


Dick Gray, founder of the Freshwater Society, writes about the geological history of Earth, telescoped into the seconds and minutes of a single year.

How to volunteer

Volunteers help the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources keep track of frog and toad populations and the health of the wetlands they inhabit. If you want to volunteer for the … Read more


The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is hosting a summer-long celebration of water: Waterosity.

Funding approved for water sustainability study

The sales tax increase that Minnesotans approved last fall will pay for $151 million worth of water protection, water clean-up and water research.  For the first time, state law includes … Read more

From the desk of Gene Merriam

Freshwater Society President Gene Merriam writes about nonpoint pollution, the diffuse, hard-to-regulate contamination that flows into lakes and rivers from city streets and farm fields.

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