Partners

Deer Creek Watershed Alliance is funded by Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation, Great Rivers Greenway, Missouri Department of Conservation, and US EPA Region 7 through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (subgrant number G11-NPS-15), under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.

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Key Partnerships and Roles

American Society of Civil Engineers – St. Louis Section
The American Society of Civil Engineers – St. Louis Section chairs Deer Creek Watershed Technical Committee activities.

East-West Gateway Council of Governments
East-West Gateway Council of Governments is the regional planning agency for the Greater St. Louis Region. They have an Environment and Community Planning Division and a GIS Division, as well as experience in watershed planning. East West Gateway provides GIS mapping services and background data information and chairs the activities of the Deer Creek Watershed Community Leaders Task Force.

Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) is playing a significant watershed planning role through participation on the Community Leaders Task Force and Deer Creek Technical Committee. In addition, MSD leads regional stormwater NPDES management efforts, and has initiated the development of a regional plan to address flood concerns. Furthermore, MSD has developed and submitted to U.S. EPA a plan for addressing CSO discharges in the St. Louis region, and is developing a plan to address SSO’s in the region as well.

Missouri Botanical Garden
The Missouri Botanical Garden plays a facilitation role between project partners on watershed planning efforts.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources & U.S. EPA Region 7
The watershed planning process for the Deer Creek Watershed is partially funded by US EPA Region 7 through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (subgrant number G11-NPS-15), under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. In addition, Missouri Department of Natural Resources staff provides technical expertise to assist in watershed planning efforts.

Municipal Partnerships
The cities of Brentwood, Clayton, Creve Coeur, Crystal Lake Park, Des Peres, Frontenac, Glendale, Huntleigh, Kirkwood, Ladue, Olivette, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, Rock Hill, Shrewsbury, Town and Country, University City, Warson Woods, Webster Groves, and Westwood are active participants in the watershed planning process. Most of these municipalities have a representative participating in the Community Leaders Task Force and all of them have passed a resolution in support of the Watershed Plan Summary. In addition, the cities of Frontenac and Clayton have each conducted their own stormwater master planning efforts, and the City of Richmond Heights is developing three bioretention designs to improve water quality in Deer Creek.

St. Louis Audubon Society – Bring Conservation Home
Bring Conservation Home is a private lands habitat restoration assistance and certification program serving the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan area. Participants benefit from a visit from a trained Habitat Adviser, who reviews the owner's personal landscape goals and performs an assessment using the program criteria. The Habitat Adviser provides a written report with recommendations on native landscaping, invasive plant removal, stormwater management, and other wildlife stewardship practices.

Monitoring Partners
Litzsinger Road Ecology Center (LREC) collects monitoring data. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) works with LREC staff to obtain stream flow measurements during various seasons. Washington University in St. Louis analyzes water quality data compiled from Deer Creek water quality monitoring to help inform the watershed planning process.

Stewardship Partners
The Great Rivers Missouri Master Naturalists, Missouri Stream Team, Open Space Council, and St. Louis Master Gardeners recruit volunteers for watershed stewardship events.


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