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Public Education & Outreach


The University of Minnesota Duluth is uniquely equipped to provide educational storm water resources for its campus and greater community. The Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI), Minnesota Sea Grant, and University of Minnesota Extension, as well as UMD colleges, schools, and departments, are committed to supporting the UMD Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program.

Since all storm water in Duluth ultimately ends in Lake Superior, all citizens have an added responsibility to protect this pristine water and in doing so protect the source of our drinking water. UMD has been a strong supporter of this philosophy from the start and partnered with the City of Duluth and other concerned organizations and MS4s to create the Regional Stormwater Protection Team (RSPT) in 2003. The mission of RSPT is to protect and enhance the region’s shared water resources through storm water pollution prevention by providing coordinated educational programs and technical assistance. RSPT now consists of 25 organizations, including all of the region’s regulated MS4s. The group meets monthly to address common storm water issues. Find out more about RSPT activities by clicking here.
Public Education and Outreach Best Management Practices (BMPs)

1a-1 Distribute Educational Materials BMP Summary Sheet (2006)

1b-1 Implement an Education Program BMP Summary Sheet (2006)

1c-1 Education Program: Public Education and Outreach BMP Summary Sheet (2006)

1c-2 Education Program: Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination BMP Summary Sheet (2006)

1c-3 Education Program: Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination BMP Summary Sheet (2006)

1c-4 Education Program: Construction Site Run-off Control BMP Summary Sheet (2006)

1c-5 Education Program: Post-Construction Storm Water Management in New Development and Redevelopment BMP Summary Sheet (2006)

1c-6 Education Program: Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations BMP Summary Sheet (2006)

1d-1 Coordination of Education Program BMP Summary Sheet (2006)

1e-1 Annual Public Meeting BMP Summary Sheet (2006)


Illicit Discharge Poster (2015)
Illicit Discharge Quiz Slideshow (2013)


Glensheen Storm Water Projects
Rain Garden Sign 1
Rain Garden Sign 2
Bagley Outdoor Classroom
Lawrence A. Ianni Hall
Swenson Civil Engineering


Homeowner Stormwater Factsheets

Last Modified: 12/2/2020