Over 6,600 residents in Duluth, MN call the Lincoln Park neighborhood home. Lincoln Park hosts an iconic 37-acre park with Miller Creek cascading over exposed bedrock, an active craft district, and engaged residents working to improve their neighborhood. Lincoln Park exudes a pride of place, yet contends with a landscape of challenges.
“Residents here face extreme economic and health disparities, including being in the lowest half percent of life expectancy for all Minnesotans,” says Jodi Slick. Slick is the founder and CEO of Ecolibrium3, a Duluth-based nonprofit dedicated to sustainably revitalizing the Lincoln Park community and similar work throughout northeast Minnesota.