Impact and Programs
Freshwater continued our policy work and recommendations for action. We presented on numerous occasions across the state on topics such as landslides, increased flows, river restoration, and water protection. We worked with watershed districts and other stakeholders to facilitate conversations around water resources. We hosted multiple events to educate and engage people including our Moos Lectures, our Road Salt Symposium, and our State of Water Conference. We graduated another class of certified Master Water Stewards to continue this program's impact and community leadership for clean water. The work of these certified stewards protects our lakes and rivers and infiltrates over 3 million gallons of water each year before it reaches our waterways. We brought our MN Environment Weatherguide Calendars to over 20,000 people across Minnesota that helps people connect to the outdoors and gain a deeper appreciation of the environment.
Advocate for state and local policies, improved effectiveness, and implementation that supports the reduction and prevention of the most significant source of (mostly) agricultural and (some) urban non-point pollution; Advocate for state and local policies, improved effectiveness, and implementation that ensures a sustainable supply of clean groundwater; Increase public awareness and citizen engagement to address local non-point pollution and groundwater issues; Build a sustainable organization and brand
Community or Constituency Served
As an environmental organization working for water, we work throughout the state of Minnesota protecting and preserving our freshwater resources that all people depend on.
Geographic Area Served
FWS mainly serves the State of MN