Planning Committees

The Deer Creek Watershed Management Plan was accepted by Missouri Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2011.

There are three committees that have met annually to contribute to the development of the watershed management plan and to discuss its potential updates in addition to providing project implementation input. Those three committees are:

  1. A Steering Committee allowing watershed residents to have direct input in the plan
  2. A Community Leaders Task Force made up of all entities with jurisdictional authority in the watershed
  3. A Technical Advisory Group made up of engineers, landscape architects, horticulturalists, ecologists, and other technical experts

Deer Creek Watershed Steering Committee

The Deer Creek Watershed Steering Committee directly represents citizens living in the watershed. This committee keeps watershed citizens updated through quarterly email newsletters and workshops and invites citizens to participate in meetings as well as public engagement projects.

Members of the Deer Creek Watershed Steering Committee:

Committee members meeting
Name
Mr. Rick Holton (Committee Chair)
Mr. Randy Woods (Vice Chair)
Ms. Fiona Woods
Mr. Bob Herleth
Mr. Charlie Hiemenz
Ms. Connie Burkhardt
Mr. Eddie O'Donnell
Mr. Garth Fort
Ms. Louise Gazzoli
Dr. Mabel Purkerson
Ms. Marguerite Garrick
Ms. Susan Lammert

Deer Creek Watershed Community Leaders Task Force

The Deer Creek Watershed intersects with all or part of 21 municipalities in St. Louis County. In addition, other entities with jurisdictional or planning authority in the watershed include Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, St. Louis County Government, Great Rivers Greenway District, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The Deer Creek Community Leaders Task Force represents these entities with jurisdictional or planning authority.

Download Deer Creek Watershed Community Leaders meeting presentation [5.38 MB pdf].

Members of the Deer Creek Watershed Community Leaders Task Force:

Name Affiliation Title
Bola Akande City of Brentwood City Administrator
Eric Gruenenfelder City of Brentwood Recreation Director
Peter Van Linn City of Brentwood Parks Superintendent
John Wulf City of Clayton Public Works Assistant Director
Jim Heines City of Creve Coeur Director of Public Works
Matt Wohlberg City of Creve Coeur City Engineer
Tina James City of Des Peres Horticulturalist
Douglas Harms City of Des Peres City Manager
Len Madalon City of Frontenac P.E., Director Stormwater Services
Margot Martin City of Frontenac Alderman
Jeff Wappelhorst City of Frontenac Public Works Director
Peter von Gontard City of Huntleigh City Attorney
Pete Laufersweiler City of Kirkwood Horticulturalist/Arborist
Anne Lamitola City of Ladue P.E., Director of Public Works
Peter Merten City of Ladue Stormwater Engineering Manager
Honorable Nancy Spewak City of Ladue Mayor
Tiffany Davis City of Maplewood Asst. Public Works Director
Anthony Traxler City of Maplewood Asst. City Manager / Public Works Director
Bruce McGregor City of Olivette Director of Public Works
Chris Boyd City of Richmond Heights Public Works Director
Tim Brunsman City of Richmond Heights Project Manager/City Forester
Amy Hamilton City of Richmond Heights City Manager
Bob Shelton City of Town and Country City Administrator
Chris Kalter City of University City Project Manager
Yvonne Steingruby City of Webster Groves Parks Superintendent
Honorable Gerry Welch City of Webster Groves Mayor
Deborah Frank Deer Creek Watershed Alliance Project Director
Karla Wilson Deer Creek Watershed Alliance Sustainability Consultant
Stacy Arnold Deer Creek Watershed Alliance Watershed Coordinator
MaryGrace Lewandowski East-West Gateway Council of Governments Director, Environment & Community Planning
Ben Grossman Great Rivers Greenway Director of Greenway Operations
Mark Koester Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District P.E., Principal Engineer
Glenda Abney Missouri Botanical Garden Director, EarthWays Center
Tracy Haag Missouri Department of Natural Resources St. Louis Region Watershed Coordinator
Trish Reilly Missouri Department of Natural Resources Section 319 Nonpoint Source Unit Director
Ray Gawlik St. Louis County Stormwater Manager
Tobi Moriarty St. Louis County P.E., South Area Engineer
John Peukert U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy for Programs & Project Management
Matthew Shively U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Biologist/Regulatory Project Manager
Fred Berger Village of Westwood Chairman of Trustees

Deer Creek Watershed Technical Advisory Group

The Technical Advisory Group includes representatives from government agencies, consulting firms, and non-profit organizations with technical expertise to offer. 

Members of the Deer Creek Watershed Technical Advisory Group:

Name Affiliation Title
Ray Frankenberg BFA, Inc. P.E., CFM, President
Mark Birchler CDG Engineer P.E., Principal Engineer
Elise Ibendahl CH2MHill P.E., CFM, Water Resources Engineer
Meridith Perkins Davey Resource Group Missouri Regional Manager
Stacy Arnold Deer Creek Watershed Alliance Watershed Coordinator
Deborah Frank Deer Creek Watershed Alliance Project Director
Susan Lammert, L.A. Deer Creek Watershed Alliance Steering Committee Member
Karla Wilson Deer Creek Watershed Alliance Sustainability Consultant
Edward Dermody Dermody & Associates Principal
Doug Bauer DJM Ecological Services President
Becky McMahon DJM Ecological Services Project Ecologist
Len Madalon EDM Director of Stormwater Services
Michelina Hansel Farnsworth Group Stormwater Engineer
Shawnell Faber Forest Park Forever Director of Land Management
Donna Coble Forest Releaf Director
Tom Schweiss Great Rivers Greenway Conservation Program Manager
Gene Rovak Horner-Shifrin Senior Consultant
Roland Biehl Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Environmental Specialist
John Grimm Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District P.E., Principal Engineer
Jay Hoskins Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District P.E., Civil Engineer
Mark Koester Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District P.E., Principal Engineer
Susan McCrary Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District P.E., Civil Engineer
Melantha Norton Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District P.E., Environmental Compliance
Leslie Sawyer Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District P.E., Civil Engineer
Traci Lichtenberg Missouri American Water Supervisor, Water Quality / Environmental Compliance
Angie Weber Missouri Botanical Garden  
Scott Woodbury Missouri Botanical Garden  
Mark Grueber Missouri Department of Conservation Arborist
Daniel Monchesky Missouri Department of Conservation Arborist
Josh Ward Missouri Department of Conservation Community Conservation Planner
Rebecca Cripe Missouri Department of Natural Resources Environmental Specialist, NPS Unit, WPP
Tracy Haag Missouri Department of Natural Resources Watershed Coordinator
John Johnson Missouri Department of Natural Resources Environmental Specialist, NPS Unit, WPP
Bill Ruppert National Nursery Products Principal/Manager
Tom Prost Poehlman & Prost Senior Civil Engineer
Paul Reitz Reitz & Jens, Inc. P.E., CFM, President
Leonard Lammert Reitz & Jens, Inc.  
Eric Karch River des Peres Watershed Coalition P.E., Water Resources Engineer
Danelle Haake River des Peres Watershed Coalition Board Member
Carrie Coyne St Louis Community College - Meramec Horticulture Program Facilitator
Jennifer Lewis St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District Manager
Sally Cohn The 2 Sallys Retired
Rebecca Weaver The Nature Conservancy Cities Program Manager
John Peukert U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy for Programs and Project Management
Matt Shively U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Biologist / Regulatory Project Manager
Amy Beussink U.S. Geological Survey Missouri Water Science Center Director
Paul Rydlund U.S. Geological Survey Missouri Water Science Center Supervisory Hydrologist
Robert Criss Washington University in St. Louis Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Gary Moore, P.E. Washington University in St. Louis Senior Lecturer and Civil Engineering Program Director

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