Welcome to Minnesota Waters!

In May of 2012, two non-profits devoted to protection of our state’s lakes, rivers and natural resources, Minnesota Waters and Conservation Minnesota, reached agreement to continue their work as one organization.   This exciting merger has created a stronger foundation to continue the common work of these two organizations. That work is focused on engaging people in protecting the lakes and rivers that define life in Minnesota.

Today, Minnesota Waters is a program of Conservation Minnesota. Our goal is to provide the highest quality information and services. We appreciate your patience during this time of transition.  First and foremost, our work will continue to center on engaging Minnesotans and helping them make a difference.

This website contains valuable information for people concerned about protecting lakes and rivers.  Most important is a listing and links to the state’s vibrant network of lake associations and rivers organizations who are on the front lines of protecting Minnesota’s most cherished places.

If you are a Minnesota Waters member and would like to learn more about the transition to Conservation Minnesota, you can read informative messages for members here. If you would like to get involved in this important work or receive updates about issues affecting our waters, please sign up for email updates.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions or concerns.  Together, we can forge a new tradition of stewardship for our more than 14,000 lakes and the headwaters of three great river great river systems.


Read more about the new Minnesota Waters:  

Minnesota Waters 3.0  

Your Hosted Websites are Up and Running  

Making Democracy Work for Your Lake

Real Accountability in Real Time

Choosing Priorities Together

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