This page is not meant to be all inclusive, but please CONTACT US to suggest an addition.

Local Decision Makers

Contact Information of local, state, and federal decision makers (including e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and mailing addresses)

Contact Information for Duluth and MN elected officials

  Regional Stormwater Protection Team (RSPT)
  Tips on contacting a decision maker.

Agencies - Local/County/Regional
  Contact Information for selected individuals from local agencies
  City of Duluth, MN Environmental Advisory Council (EAC)
  City of Duluth, MN Planning Department
  City of Superior, WI Planning Department
  Arrowhead Regional Development Commission
  North Shore Management Board
  County Departments

Agencies - State
  Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
  Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  Wisconsin Department of Administration

Agencies - Federal/Bi-National
  The Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN)
  USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  US Geological Survey

Stormwater Information
  Information about stormwater in Duluth.
  Information for Hermantown, MN.
  Information for Proctor, MN.
  Information for Cloquet, MN.
  Information for Superior, WI.
  Information for Ashland, WI.
  Information for the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
  See also Lake Superior Communities and the RSPT sections for further information.
We will continue to add links to community stormwater plans as they become available.

Beach Advisory Monitoring
  Minnesota Beaches - Minnesota's Lake Superior Beach Monitoring program
  Wisconsin Beach Health - Wisconsin's Great Lakes & Inland beaches
  National / EPA Beaches - Links to beach bacteria monitoring monitoring and research

Wastewater Treatment Plants
  Silver Bay
  Two Harbors
  Knife River-Larsmont Sanitary District
  Western Lake Superior Sanitary Sewer District
(WLSSD: Duluth, Proctor, Cloquet, Hermantown and others)
  Superior, WI
  Ashland, WI
   · Study of Ashland plant

Contact the MPCA for details of other North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plants.


Contact the WDNR for details of other South Shore Wastewater Treatment Plants.

Environmental Information
  Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance - Resources for businesses, schools, local governments and you.
  Living Green 365 - MPCA - Ideas for living green every day. Sign up for a free monthly e-newsletter about making choices and taking actions to lead healthier and more sustainable lives, 365 days a year.
  Earth 911 – Community-specific environmental information (recycling centers, green shopping, energy conservation, household hazardous waste, composting, kids/Environmental Education, and dozens of other sustainable and pollution prevention resources.
  Reduce.Org – A water conservation portal dedicated to protecting and conserving drinking water and ecosystems worldwide - with water news, a specialized search engine, and more. – A water conservation portal dedicated to protecting and conserving drinking water and ecosystems worldwide - with water news, a specialized search engine, and more. – Learn how our every day actions, from proper lawn & pet care to raking up leaves and keeping trash where it belongs - can go a long way toward keeping our lakes, rivers and wetlands clean and healthy.

University Extension

U. of Minnesota Extension

  University of Minnesota Sea Grant College
  University of Minnesota Water Resources Center
  University of Wisconsin Extension (UWEX)
  University of Wisconsin Sea Grant College

Major MN & WI Stream & Lake Organizations
  The Freshwater Society
  Minnesota Waters – In 2006 the Minnesota Lakes Association and Rivers Council of Minnesota merged to form Minnesota Waters
  Mississippi River Headwaters Board
  The Nature Conservancy (MN)
  The Nature Conservancy (WI)
  Rivers Alliance of Wisconsin
  Wisconsin Lakes Association

Other Local and Regional Environmental Organizations
  Advocates for the Knife River Watershed (AKRW)
  Audubon Society - Duluth Chapter
  Clean Water Action Alliance of Minnesota (CWAA)
  Conservation Minnesota
  Fishing Groups
  Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network & Fund
  International Rivers
  Izaak Walton League of America | Minnesota Division | Duluth
  Lake Superior Binational Forum
  Minnesota Campaign for Conservation
  Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
  Minnesota Chapter - Society for Conservation Biology
  Minnesota Environmental Initiative
  Minnesota Environmental Partnership
  Minnesotans for Responsible Recreation
  Northern Great Lakes Center
  River Network

St. Louis River Alliance (formerly Citizens Action Committee)


The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Natural Resource Related Industry Organizations
  All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota
  Electric Power Reseach Institute (EPRI)
  Iron Mining Association of Minnesota
  Minnesota Forest Resources Council
  Minnesota Mining (non-ferrous trade group)
  NCASI: National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. (Forest Products Industry)
  Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM)

Related Real-time data based educational websites
  Water on the Web
  Global Great Lakes
  Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
  Lake Access (Minneapolis Metro Area Lakes)
  Minnesota Beaches(Lake Superior Beach Monitoring and Advisory Program)
  Park Point Beach (Weather and Beach Conditions)
  St. Louis River Estuary: The Stories and the Science

Printed Materials
  Scientific papers, reports, county water plans and Lake Superior Basin Plans – Relevant to Duluth streams and other western Lake Superior tributaries

Decision Support Materials

Coastal GIS – Delivering GIS databases of the North Shore of Lake Superior, includes community planning materials.

Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Communities Web Portal – A window to a large number of information sources and data sets relevant to the coastal communities of Minnesota's Lake Superior North Shore. Resources include real-time information on weather, traffic and beach conditions, as well as map information on recreational opportunities, population and land cover.

  Lake Superior Decision Support System – An effort to develop GIS-based decision support applications focused on the Lake Superior Basin
  Union of Concerned Scientists – Strengthening American democracy by advancing the essential role of science, evidence-based decision making, and constructive debate as a means to improve the health, security, and prosperity of all people.

Education Links

Classroom curriculum

History Links

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