About Freshwater

The Threat

The World Health Organization has reported that water quality and consumption is the #1 problem in the world. To compound the threat, according to The Earth Day Network, animal populations in freshwater ecosystems have plummeted by 75% since 1970.

National Freshwater Institute

We have formed the National Freshwater Institute to tackle this challenge head-on. We are working with the University of Minnesota and leaders from across the field to compile research, raise awareness and educate our audience - including curriculum development that is already underway.

The National Loon Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, with its primary purpose being to support funding and donations through its non-profit status. The foundation works with many partners in MN and beyond to make the collective vision of the National Loon Center a reality.



National Loon Center
PO Box 642
Crosslake, MN 56442


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We welcome partnerships with other organizations and encourage visitors to join in advocacy efforts.