About Us

Funding for Lake Superior Streams US EPA NOAA MN Lake Superior Coastal Program City of Duluth MN Sea Grant Minnesota Pollution Control Agency U of MN Natural Resources Research Institute

Duluth, Minnesota lies at the western end of Lake Superior, the source and headwaters of the entire Laurentian Great Lakes ecosystem. Although perhaps better known for extremely cold winters, residents and visitors know it to be a city of forested hills, wetlands and trout streams. With 42 named streams, Duluth has one of the highest densities of stream corridors of any of the over 150 EMPACT- metro areas.

How to cite us


Duluth Streams Abstract
Press Release
Final Report to the EPA - 2004 (PDF file -- 0.9 MB)
Final Report Appendices (PDF file -- 10.0 MB)
Overview of the project - 2005 (PDF file -- 4.7 MB)
   - HTML version of the presentation

Duluth Streams Staff

City of Duluth, Minnesota

   City of Duluth

Chris Kleist - City Administrative Lead, Stormwater Plan Coordinator
Marnie Lonsdale - Project Lead, City Administrative Lead (retired 6/07)
Al Odean- GIS
Richard Bunton - GIS
Todd Carlson - Field, Water Quality Sampling, Education
Jerry Walker - Field, Water Quality Sampling, Education (2002-2007)

University of Minnesota, Duluth:

Natural Resources Research Institute

Richard Axler- Project Lead, Water Quality
Jerry Henneck - Field, Water Quality Sampling, Chemical Data Analysis
Elaine Ruzycki - Field, QA/QC, Website Maintenance/Design
Andrea Crouse - Field, Water Quality Sampling, Laboratory Analysis, Website Maintenance/Design
Jane Reed - Website Design (Red-Pebble Web Design)
Dan Breneman and Valerie Brady - aquatic ecology and related Weber Stream Restoration Initiative projects
David Lonsdale - Site Design toolkit BMPs, North Shore Communities sections (2004-5)
George Host - Project Lead, GIS, Data Visualization, Databases
Gerry Sjerven - GIS
Norm Will - Programming, Data Visualization, Website Administration, Website Design

Sea Grant Minnesota

Cindy Hagley - Co-Project Lead, Outreach & Extension, Site Design, NEMO Link
Jesse Schomberg - Co-Project Lead, field, GIS, Hydrologic Modeling, Outreach, NEMO Link
Bruce Munson (UMD Dept of Education) - Co-Project Lead, education (2002-2006)
Carl Richards - former Co-Project Lead- now at EPA-MED (2002-2005)

UMD Facilities Management

Mindy Granley - Sustainability Coordinator, case studies, education & outreach
Erik Larson - BMPs, Low Impact Design case studies, stormwater engineering
Candice Richards- Superior Regional Stormwater Team liason

U of M Extension

Nate Meyer - education (2002-2005)

Major Cooperators
MN Pollution Control Agency
Jesse Anderson, Jenny Magyar, and Tom Estabrooks
MPCA Duluth Office
Stream monitoring data, hydrology, analysis
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
Joe Mayasich, Tim Tuominen
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
Water quality analyses
South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District
R.C. Boeheim, Kate Kubiak, Nate Schroeder, Keith Anderson
South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District
BMP/Site Design Case studies; Restoration Projects
Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program
Amber Westerbur - DNR Coastal Nonpoint Specialist
Education, Regional Stormwater Protection Team coordination (2008- )
Cook County
Kerry Fabius - District Manager
Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District
Water quality monitoring