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Preserve, Protect and Enhance Water Quality and Other Natural Resources

The North St. Louis Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a local government agency providing 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. Landowners, businesses, industry and agencies may request these services.

 

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What We Do

The North St. Louis SWCD is a local government agency that offers these services to land owners and users in the northern part of St. Louis County, Minnesota:

  • Water & Soil – Exactly what is a wetland? Wonder how to stop soil erosion? Confused by all the agencies and who does what? Contact us and we will help you sort it out. You can have our staff assist you with your project. We offer free technical assistance and design services.
  • Forestry – You can have our Forester walk through your property and provide ideas of how you can best meet the goals you have for your property. Learn about programs that could provide you tax relief. You can have a Forest Stewardship Plan written for a fee to provide you with a guide for managing your wooded acres.
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Decontamination is provided at locations in Cook and Tower from May – October annually. If you take your watercraft (boat, canoe, kayak, jet-ski etc.) from lake to lake, you can have our staff decontaminate your boat to reduce the risk of spreading aquatic invasive species to other lakes. If your boat stays on one body of water the entire season, you can opt to have it decontaminated before storing it for the winter.

Our mission is to protect and maintain our natural resources by assisting people and organizations to live in harmony with the environment. With local leadership, we offer programs that fit our people and our land.

Our Staff
Northern St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District Northland Office Building

307 1st St S, Suite 114
Virginia, MN 55792
218-749-2000

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Upcoming Board Meetings

Monday, October 10th at 10:30 a.m.
The public is encouraged to attend.

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