Lake Hiawatha Celebration

Lake Hiawatha

Freshwater, along with the City of Minneapolis and other partners, will unveil a new trash boom system designed to prevent pollution on Lake Hiawatha. This free, all ages event includes: … Read more

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 … Read more

Ikes summit set Feb. 22

Join the Minnesota Division of the Izaak Walton League on Saturday, Feb. 22, for a day-long conference on state initiatives for water management and wetland conservation. The event – Watershed … Read more

Ag-water quality book published

The Soil and Water Conservation Society has published a new book titled How to Build Better Agricultural Conservation Programs to Protect Water Quality: The National Institute of Food and Agriculture … Read more

Sensors speed water quality research

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of some of the best regional, national and international articles on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the … Read more

Volunteers monitor Minnesota's waters

(This  article was published in the March, 2009, Facets of Freshwater, the Freshwater Society’s newsletter. The newsletter is available at Last year, on about 1,500 lakes across Minnesota, volunteers leaned … Read more

MPCA proposes water-quality standards

Every three years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires states to review, update and — in many cases — strengthen their water-quality standards. Minnesota is in the middle of one … Read more