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Office Moving August 13 & 14

The SWCD will be moving to 505 3rd St N, Ste A, Virginia MN 55792. Some may know this as the former food coop building. Staff email addresses will remain constant. Phone numbers will change to allow call/text capabilities. If you are trying to reach us by phone on the 14th, the best number to try is 218-749-2000. Please recognize we may be without any phone service during the transition.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we pack, move and settle in.

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.

The mission of the North Saint Louis Soil and Water Conservation District is to encourage sustainable use of our natural resources by engaging people in soil and water conservation in northern Saint Louis County.

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What We Do

Our mission is to encourage sustainable use of our natural resources by engaging people in soil and water conservation in northern St. Louis County. With local elected leadership, we offer programs that fit our people and our land.    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 inspectors check to ensure that boaters and anglers follow clean, drain, dispose laws and may deny access if necessary. Decontamination stations provide a free and thorough process of removing aquatic plants and animals. Decontamination is provided at locations near Gilbert, Cook, Tower, and Ely from May – September 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.
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North 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

Wednesday, August 14th at 10:30 a.m.
New Location: 505 3rd St N, Ste A, Virginia MN 55792

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