Become a Member / Renew

October kicks off our fall membership drive. Join or renew today to make a difference for the lakes and rivers you love. Become part of a growing community of Minnesotans dedicated to ensuring clean, safe water for all.

Freshwater is a community-supported organization working for clean and safe water for Minnesotans and communities downstream. Our membership propels our work forward and fuels our mission to inspire and empower people to value and preserve fresh water. Charitable contributions are a significant part of our annual operating budget and provide research, policy, and education programs working to preserve our waters for future generations. Join or renew today to improve our lakes, rivers, and drinking water for Minnesotans!

Why join the Freshwater community?

Every single member who wants one gets a complimentary copy of our signature Minnesota Weatherguide Environment Calendar, valued at $18.95

One-year membership in Freshwater with access to key water news and information

Invitations to special events featuring Minnesota’s beautiful water resources and water sector leaders

Member-only discounts on Freshwater conferences and events

Membership in a community of individuals and businesses united behind clean and reliable water

A meaningful way to give back to the life-giving resource that's so easy to take for granted

Volunteer and education opportunities through our Adopt-A-River and Minnesota Water Stewards programs, Moos lectures, and more!

The inside scoop on legislative and policy issues facing our waters and Minnesota lawmakers

Inspiring stories about the people and organizations working to protect our treasured waters for future generations

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Weatherguide October image to remind members to renew
"Autumn Rainbow" by Rusty Fifield. Oct image, 2020 Weatherguide.


  • Make your monthly donation automatically with a debit or credit card
  • Minimum $5/month
  • Recurring monthly gifts help reduce administrative costs and free up more resources for programs
  • Give any amount you choose — as little as a cup of coffee per month
  • Each year, we’ll automatically send you your new Weatherguide calendar


Individual ($50)
Family ($100)
Protector ($250)
Steward ($500)
Champion ($1000)

Thank you for making a meaningful difference for the lakes, rivers, and drinking water we value.

We look forward to sharing stories with you on the impact of your support.

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Accountability and transparency are important to us. Freshwater is proud to be a Meets Standards organization with the Charities Review Council. We are committed to protecting the privacy of our donors. Read our privacy policy.

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Freshwater is proud be an associate member of the Minnesota Environmental Fund (MEF). MEF makes it possible for employers and employees to participate in workplace giving activities such as payroll deductions and volunteer opportunities that benefit the environment. MEF supports leading nonprofit organizations that protect clean water and more – now and for future generations.