Freshwater Society

A nonprofit organization

$19,011 raised by 129 donors

100% complete

$15,000 Goal

Give to the max for Freshwater!

Invest in the water workforce of tomorrow

 ✨ Double your gift thanks to a generous match! ✨

💧 Every drop counts 💧

Today, you can help improve water in Minnesota and around the world by investing in Freshwater interns and fellows. Since our start over 50 years ago, Freshwater has partnered with students, graduates, and young professionals from across the globe to enhance freshwater science and train the workforce of tomorrow. From the Twin Cities to Ecuador and as far away as Bhutan, Freshwater is training young scientists across disciplines to solve the most pressing environmental challenges people and the planet face.  Invest in our freshwater future with a gift today. You'll double your impact thanks to a match from generous benefactor, Geri Nelson. Geri and her husband Darby have had a strong impact on Freshwater over the years. Both science educators, they founded our present-day internship program and share a deep passion for not only the health of our lakes and rivers but also the education of young people. We were deeply saddened by Darby's passing in January 2022, and we appreciate the continued caring support for our interns and fellows by Geri.   

Thank you for your support and for giving to the max. 

Meet our 2022 interns and fellows! 

Click on each person to read more about them.

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Freshwater Society

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Education Environment Science, Tech & Business


2550 University Ave W Suite 212N
Saint Paul, MN 55114



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