What we do

We are proud of our water in Minnesota. We cherish the lakes and rivers that we see all around us and value the water underground, out of sight but just as critical. Freshwater members and staff work together to inspire and empower people to value and conserve our freshwater resources.

Our three focus areas:


We produce well-researched, practical reports that influence people and impact public policy.

Learn more about our Research and Public Policy.


We equip people and communities to improve water quality and advance groundwater sustainability.

Learn more about our Programs.


We educate and inspire people to understand, value, and wisely manage our water resources.

Learn more about our Events.