Starkweather Creek in the Darbo Worthington neighborhood
MEJO Starkweather Creek Environmental Justice Project
MEJO has just launched a project, funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Justice Program, to engage shoreline anglers and people living in the Truax and Darbo Worthington neighborhoods in learning about Starkweather Creek, how stormwater pollution affects it, and to engage them with the broader community in discussions and decisions about stormwater pollution prevention.
Our project partners are the East Madison Community Center, Northside Planning Council, and the University of Wisconsin, Dept. of Geography GIS Capstone Program.
As part of this project, we’ll be surveying anglers and residents on shorelines and in these two neighborhoods and creating a community-based map of the creek that incorporates their knowledge, perspectives, and recommendations. More information generated from the project will be posted here as the project progresses.
Information about Starkweather Creek:
WHERE IS IT? MAPS
If you google “Starkweather Creek,” you will find several other maps of the Starkweather Creek watershed! Several of the reports linked to below also include maps of the watershed.
WATER, SEDIMENT, TOXICITY DATA
1988-present DNR monitoring data (click on “monitoring and projects”)
Starkweather Creek just south of the Dane County Regional Airport