We depend on clean water for drinking, recreation and irrigation. Fish and wildlife also depend on clean water. In Minnesota, fishing and hunting, plus other water-based recreation, are an important part of our economy. As water quality declines, so does the value of the properties surrounding a body of water.
Llearn how to care for your watershed so you can enjoy safe, clean water.
Learn to care for your watershed
The Watershed Game is an interactive, educational tool that helps individuals understand the connection between land use and water quality.
Players learn how different land uses impact water and natural resources, increase their knowledge of best management practices, and learn how their choices can prevent adverse impacts. Tools that include plans, practices and policies help players achieve clean water protection and restoration goals while providing for community growth.
There is a version for training local leaders and a classroom version for grades 6 to 8. See the Watershed Game site for more information.
Programs for professionals
We provide resources for professionals on watershed education, stormwater education and onsite sewage treatment.
Learn more about how U of M Extension can be a resource to assist communities with watershed education and planning.