Resources for the Public

How can you protect our water? This page gathers resources for residents of Minnesota and beyond.

Guide To Lake Protection and Management, a guide published by Freshwater and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency that includes information on watersheds, the chemistry of lakes, exotic species, development of a lake management plan, and best management practices for preserving water quality. Download.

Community Clean-Ups For Water Quality, a guide for how citizens can organize to fight phosphorus pollution by cleaning leaves and other organic debris from streets and storm sewer grates, developed by Freshwater and Friends of the Minnesota Valley. Download.