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What is Itasca Soil and Water Conservation District?

The Itasca SWCD is a local agency which provides access to conservation and resource management services. In cooperation with federal, state and local agencies, the District provides technical assistance, cost-sharing and natural resource management information and education. Urban and rural landowners, businesses, industry and agencies may request these services.
 

Invasive Species

To learn more about the threats Itasca County lakes face check out our educational information here.
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Itasca County Invasive Species

Tree & Plant Sale

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Events Calendar

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Shoreland Guide

To view or download a copy of the Shoreland Guide For Itasca County click here.
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Itasca SWCD News & Announcements

We would like to thank everyone who helped with this year’s clean-up. Without your hard work and dedication we would not be able to accomplish what we did at this years event. We had 39 volunteers this year, and we were able to collect 1400 lbs. of trash along the Mississippi River.

Thank you everyone!

Tullibee Lakes Healthy Forests Healthy Waters (HFHW) grant that the Itasca County Soil and Water Conservation Districts received from BWSR is for cost-sharing implementation of forestry conservation practices of landowners identified in Tullibee Lake Zones. Cost-share assistance to landowners from this grant is 75% of total practice cost.

Minnesota Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils is partnered with Enbridge Ecofootprint Grant Program by providing funds to help protect and restore the natural environment. Itasca County Soil and Water was able to receive these funds in 2016. Funds from the Enbridge Ecofootprint Grant were spent on a Deer and Pokegama Lakes Stream Phosphorus Reduction Stream Geomorphology Report.

Dave and Virginia Parent receiving their MN DNR and MASWCD co-sponsored statewide Outstanding Forest Steward of the year Award; they were recognized for decades of forestry conservation

Our Fee Schedule

Onsite Technical Assistance
$45/per hour     $85/min
Shoreline Management
Raingardens
Shoreline Stabilization
Tree Plantings
Erosion
Stormwater Management
Forest Stewardship Plan
$250+ $6.50 Acre
Written Plan
Over 20 Acres
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What You Can Do To Stop Aquatic Invasive Species.

CLEAN all visible aquatic plants, zebra mussels, and other prohibited invasive species from watercraft, trailers, and water-related equipment before leaving any water access or shoreland.

DRAIN water-related equipment (boat, ballast tanks, portable bait containers, motor) and drain bilge, livewell and baitwell by removing drain plugs before leaving a water access or shoreline property. Keep drain plugs out and water-draining devices open while transporting watercraft.

DISPOSE of unwanted bait, including minnows, leeches, and worms, in the trash. It is illegal to release bait into a waterbody or release aquatic animals from one waterbody to another. If you want to keep your bait, you must refill the bait container with bottled or tap water.

 
 

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Upcoming Events

May
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May/28/2018

Jun
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Jun/12/2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      

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