We are especially thankful to the Environmental Protection Agency for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant that funds our project. Without the EPA’s dedication to cleaning and protecting our environment, this groundbreaking stream restoration project would not exist.
Environmental Protection Agency
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Also, we would like to thank the following people and organizations for their technical guidance on the project:
St. Louis River Alliance – The goal of the SLRA to restore and delist the St. Louis River Area of Concern is supported through the restoration of Duluth’s coldwater streams. Among the many services provided to the Duluth Stream Corps, the SLRA acts as a facilitator for the recruitment and involvement of the Habitat Action Team. The HAT is composed of environmental professionals from the area that provide invaluable expertise and guidance for the project. The Duluth Stream Corps and the SLRA have a strong partnership, and we are grateful to have their assistance in this project.
Habitat Action Team members and their affiliations:
Joshua Blankenheim – Minnesota DNR
Heidi Bringman – LHB Consulting
Bob Bruce – Carduus Consulting
Brian Fredrickson – MPCA
Judy Gibbs – City of Duluth
Carl Haensel – Lake Superior Coldwater Coalition and Trout Unlimited
Rolf Hagberg – former Minnesota Conservation Corps director
George Host – NRRI
Kate Kubiak – SSWCD
Gary Meier – Trout Unlimited
Paul Sandstrom – Laurentian RC&D
Jesse Schomberg – MN Sea Grant
We would like to thank and acknowledge the landowners who participated in our project:
Geoffry and Judy Bianchi
Terry and Donna Churchill
Concordia Lutheran Church
Shane and Heather Erickson
Andy and Libby Fena
Jim and Joy Fischer
Kimberly and Mark Gilbertson
Linda Glaser and John Herold
Michael and Kathy Levinski
Grace and Mark Monson
Charles and Diana Moore
Sarah and Jesse Murray
John and Kara Nachtsheim
Dave and Liz Nelson
Bernie and Richard Ozan
Becky and Chris Persgard
Nicole and Mike Peterson
Barb Russ and Neil Glazman
Tom and Lisa Wegren
Helen and Keith Wright
Finally, the Duluth Stream Corps would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to the following people/organizations:
Eric Ament, for donating part of the proceeds from the Respect Your Mother Earth Festival.
Craig Blacklock of Blacklock Photography Galleries, for donating two photos we sold at our silent auction.
Jack Rajala of Rajala Companies, for giving us the opportunity to transplant hundreds of white pine from Cohasset to Duluth.
The City of Duluth, for giving us storage space at the Duluth City yard.
The Duluth Energy Efficiency Program, for donating a parking space for our work truck.
Paul Hlina, owner of Leaning Pines Native Landscapes, for donating 1000 tree seedlings.
Conservation Corps of Minnesota, for donating fencing materials to the project.
Freshwater Future, for a grant of $15,000 to buy fencing for landowners who can’t afford it.
Natural Resource Research Institute, for helping provide labor and transportation for transplanting projects on Amity creek and Tischer Creek.
Great Lakes Innovative Stewardship Through Education Network (GLISTEN), for providing us with an intern and volunteers. GLISTEN helps students as well as members of the involved communities become enlightened stakeholders who practice active stewardship behaviors in their private and civic lives.
Tech Soup, for offering two discounted copies of Arc MAP.
Glenn Merrick, professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Lake Superior College, for providing a tree planting training opportunity and supplying a group of hard-working LSC student volunteers.
Karen Gran and her UMD geomorphology class, for conducting research projects pertaining to some of our potential project sites.
Wells Fargo, for awarding us a grant of $4,500 for an innovative landowner education program.
MN Sea Grant, for donating rain barrels to install on landowner's property.
And THANK YOU to our many volunteers!