Lark Weller — National Park Service/Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Trevor A. Russell — Friends of the Mississippi River

Design and layout

Bob Spaulding

Teacher’s Guide

Dr. Meg Cavalier — River’s Edge Academy

Project Funders

This report is made possible through the generous support of the McKnight Foundation, the Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation, Mortenson Family Foundation, Capitol Region Watershed District, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and the Mississippi Park Connection. These organizations are dedicated to helping protect and restore our waters, 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 whose research and scientific expertise form the basis of the document. They have given many hours of their time to help us interpret and characterize a variety of river data, and we are deeply grateful to them for their support and cooperation.

Science Advisory Committee

Pam Anderson — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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
Shawn Schottler — St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Faye Sleeper — University of Minnesota Water Resources Center

Technical Advisors and Agency Contributions

Bill Arnold — University of Minnesota
Brooke Asleson — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Austin Baldwin — United States Geological Survey
Julia Dady — Minnesota Department of Health
Mike Davis — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Tannie Eshenaur — Minnesota Department of Health
Mike Feist — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Mark Ferrey — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Christine Goepfert — National Parks Conservation Association
Ted Gostomski — National Park Service
Erik Herberg — Metropolitan Council Environmental Services
Paul Hoff — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Byron Karns — National Park Service
Rebecca Key — National Park Service
Patricia McCann — Minnesota Department of Health
Bruce Monson — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Phil Monson — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Rachel Olmanson — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Barbara Peichel — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Bill Route — National Park Service
Casey Scott — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Glenn Skuta — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Rory Stierler — National Park Service — Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Joel Stiras — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Judy Sventek — Metropolitan Council Environmental Services
David Tollefson — Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Bill VanRyswyk — Minnesota Department of Agriculture
David Wall — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Hong Wang — Metropolitan Council Environmental Services
Dennis Wasley — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Steven Weiss — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency