If you own streamside (riparian) property in the Duluth area, please contact the Duluth Stream Corps! We can help you enhance the beauty of your property while restoring stream health.
The Duluth Stream Corps has performed many kinds of services since 2010; from planting trees and shrubs to reshaping riparian zones. Landowners received free labor, plant materials and project design assistance in exchange for access and the opportunity to rehabilitate their shoreline. We offer potentially thousands of dollars worth of services… for free!
In 2013, the Duluth Stream Corps is concentrating on controlling storm water runoff by installing rain gardens and rain barrels on private and public property. The installation by our crew is free. We do ask landowners to cover the material costs whether it is the rain barrel or native plants and shrubs planted in the rain garden.
A rain garden is a landscaped area planted with wild flowers and other native vegetation that enhances the beauty of yards and neighborhoods. They not only provide visual interest to your yard but also help your local streams by reducing the amount of storm water entering our lakes, rivers and streams. They are small vegetated depressions that promote infiltration of storm water runoff from your roof, driveway and lawn. Rain gardens help things like fertilizer, loose soil and grass clippings stay out of the local streams and Lake Superior, keeping them healthy for our future generations.
Participating landowners have been very pleased with the projects completed on their properties, but don’t take our word for it – visit our Landowners Testimonials page.
In 2011 alone, we planted over 7,000 trees and shrubs for over 100 private riparian landowners. We also began our work of installing rain gardens and rain barrels. Be sure to check out our Photo Album as well as our Project Details page to look at maps of our 2011 project locations.