About Us

La Crosse Area Waters is a strategy put in place by the La Crosse Urban Stormwater Group. Made up of 10 local communities who are pooling resources to provide outreach and education about stormwater runoff.

Our Work

The La Crosse Urban Stormwater Group is taking on the challenge of slowing down the rush of rain and snowmelt that pollutes waterways and affects aquatic organisms. We are working together to educate private property owners, about what runoff is, why it's bad, and how to fix it.

Our Goal

This group collaboratively addresses Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System requirements. The La Crosse area MS4 communities target a 20% reduction in total suspended solids in runoff water.

Our Reach

The La Crosse Urban Stormwater Group represents communities within the area’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) boundaries, including the City of La Crosse, City of Onalaska, La Crosse County, Town of Campbell, Town of Holland, Town of Onalaska, Town of Shelby, Village of Holmen, Village of West Salem, and City of La Crescent. Habitat for Humanity of the Greater La Crosse Region provides project managment and outreach support.

The La Crosse Urban Stormwater Group

Matt Hanewall

Land Conservation Director

La Crosse County

Josh Johnson

Josh Johnson

Land Conservation Specialist

La Crosse County

Claire Jablonski

Claire Jablonski

Stormwater Coordinator

City of La Crosse

Kevin Schubert

Kevin Schubert

Assistant City Engineer

City Of Onalaska


Stan Hauser

Stormwater Chair

Town Of Onalaska

Pete Mezera

Pete Mezera

Director of Public Works

Village Of Holmen

Teresa DeLong Village Administrator

Teresa DeLong


Village Of West Salem

Jason Hilton

Jason Hilton

Public Works Director

Town of Campbell

Marilyn Pedretti

Marilyn Pedretti


Town Of Holland

Christina Peterson, Shelby

Christina Peterson


Town of Shelby

Jason Ludwigson

Jason Ludwigson

Sustainability Coordinator

City of La Crescent


Amy Smith

Sustainability Director

Habitat for Humanity La Crosse

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The La Crosse Urban Stormwater Group contracts with Habitat for Humanity of the Greater La Crosse Region to develop, implement, and manage La Crosse Area Water activities.