Acknowledgements

Staff and Consultants

Trevor A. Russell – co-author, Friends of the Mississippi River
Lark Weller – co-author, National Park Service/Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

Bob Spaulding – report design and layout, Friends of the Mississippi River

Noah Mundahl – web guru, Friends of the Mississippi River

Sylvia Bachmann – communications consultant

Project Funders

The McKnight Foundation

Minnehaha Creek Watershed District

This report is made possible through the generous support of the McKnight Foundation, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, and the Capitol Region Watershed District. These organizations are dedicated to enhancing the health of our water resources, and we thank them for their support.

Project Advisors

This State of the River Report would not have been possible without the generous assistance of many individuals and organizations, from a wide range of disciplines, whose research forms the basis of the document. They have given many hours of their time to help us interpret and characterize a variety of river data. We are grateful to them for their support and cooperation.

Science Advisory Committee

John Anfinson – National Park Service – Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Daniel Engstrom – St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Steven Heiskary – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Kent Johnson – Metropolitan Council Environmental Services
Sue Magdalene – St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Emily Resseger – Metropolitan Council Environmental Services
Faye Sleeper – University of Minnesota Water Resources Center
Judy Sventek – Metropolitan Council Environmental Services

Technical Advisors and Agency Contributions

Mike Davis – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Deborah Durkin – Minnesota Department of Health
Larry Gunderson – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Paul Hoff – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Richard Kiesling – United States Geological Survey
Len Kremer– Lower Minnesota River Watershed District
Kathy Lee – United States Geological Survey
Patricia McCann – Minnesota Department of Health
Brenda Moraska LaFrancois – National Park Service
Barbara Peichel – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Art Persons – Minnesota Department of Health
Michele Ross – Minnesota Department of Health
Bill Route – National Park Service
Tim Schlagenhaft – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Norman Senjem – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Retired)
Carol Sinden – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Laura Solem – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Rory Stierler – National Park Service – Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Joel Stiras – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
David VanderMeulen – National Park Service
David Wall – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Dennis Wasley – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Virginia Yingling – Minnesota Department of Health