Minnesota is home to 12,000 lakes and one of the world’s largest lakes—Lake Superior. Climate change and human activity change water. Luckily, there is so much we can do to protect and ensure clean water for years to come. From climate action to septic systems and water softeners, you’ll discover the many ways your life is connected to water and what you can do to protect it.
Great Lakes Aquarium is a private nonprofit working to inspire people to explore their connection to Lake Superior and waters of the world.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
- Minnesota One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative
- Minnesota Water Quality Association
- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources State Climatology Office
What you can see and do
Find out your water footprint and learn simple ways for you to save water in your daily life.
Take a close look at bugs that live in our lakes and streams and learn what they can tell us about the health of Minnesota waters.
Measure water clarity with a Secchi disk just like lake monitoring volunteers use and enter a drawing to win a kayak, paddle, and life vest.
Learn about your water softener and how it’s changing Minnesota’s water quality.
Ice is nice.