Freshwater Blog: Clean water funding 2016

Minnesota’s Clean Water Council recently announced their recommendations for how sales tax money dedicated to cleaning up and protecting water should be spent. The recommendations for 2016/2017 show a priority for on-the-ground  programs that will directly impact water quality. The Freshwater Society finds a lot to like in the Clean Water Council’s recommendations. Many of … Read more Freshwater Blog: Clean water funding 2016

Woods to lead Freshwater

Steve Woods, an assistant director of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, has been named to replace Gene Merriam as the Freshwater Society’s top leader. Woods was chosen by the Freshwater Board of Directors to succeed Merriam, who announced last spring that he planned to retire by the end of this year. “We … Read more Woods to lead Freshwater

Freshwater Society in the news

Read a Star Tribune article on Master Water Stewards, the partnership between the Freshwater Society and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. The program, supported by a Clean Water Fund grant,  trains volunteers to work in their own communities – for now the Minneapolis neighborhoods around the creek and the Chain of Lakes – to promote … Read more Freshwater Society in the news

MN FarmWise aims to clean up, protect streams

The Freshwater Society and several partners are organizing a community-based farmer-to-farmer initiative designed to protect streams by supporting the voluntary adoption of conservation measures on agricultural lands. The project, MN FarmWise, has been planned over the last year by an advisory group that includes farmers and other agricultural professionals. It is a partnership between Freshwater, … Read more MN FarmWise aims to clean up, protect streams

Conservation takes hit in House ag bill

The Freshwater Society blog publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. House Farm Bill lacks conservation teeth The U.S. House Agriculture Committee passed a new 10-year, … Read more Conservation takes hit in House ag bill

Save some water; freeze your jeans

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Save some water; freeze your jeans From the cotton field in rural India … Read more Save some water; freeze your jeans

Forum on 2012 Farm Bill set Aug. 22

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Minnesota forum set on U.S. Farm Bill Every five years, a massive federal … Read more Forum on 2012 Farm Bill set Aug. 22

Will Steger helps open 2010 – The Year of Water

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read them in their entirety where they originally were published. Will Steger helps open  2010 – The Year of Water To educate and inspire … Read more Will Steger helps open 2010 – The Year of Water

Calendars in classroom engage students' curiosity

Lisa Kalina calls two of her second-grade students to the front of the classroom and asks them to find the day’s record high and low temperatures on the Minnesota Weatherguide Environment Calendar. Then Kalina instructs the class to look up the forecasted high for that day-the third day of the new school year-on a computer … Read more Calendars in classroom engage students' curiosity

Michael Osterholm to speak on groundwater

Michael Osterholm, a professor of environmental health sciences at the University of Minnesota and an international expert on infectious diseases, will speak Oct. 8 in a forum on groundwater quality and sustainability. The forum, sponsored by three League of Women Voters chapters and the Freshwater Socitey, is free and open to the public. It will be at … Read more Michael Osterholm to speak on groundwater