• Septic/Well Class
  • WMAs
  • Vermilion Story Map
  • RRHW Story Map
  • Tree care

During this unprecedented time, for the health and safety of our customers and staff, our office is closed to the public. Please conduct your SWCD business by email or telephone. Our staff are happy to assist.

We’re Hiring for a full-time District Forester! Apply by 11/1/2020

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.
Our Staff
  • Beth Kleinke Beth Kleinke

    Regional Farm Bill Forester
    218-730-8002

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  • Phil Norvitch Phil Norvitch

    Resource Conservationist
    218-288-6145

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  • Anita Provinzino Anita Provinzino

    District Administrator
    218-288-6144

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  • Becca Reiss Becca Reiss

    Community Conservationist
    218-288-6143

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  • Natalya Walker Natalya Walker

    Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator
    218-288-6142

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North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District

505 3rd St N, Ste A,
Virginia, MN 55792
218-749-2000
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4 Monday-Friday and by appointment

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Upcoming Board Meetings

Thursday, November 12th at 10:30 a.m.
Meetings to be held electronically until COVID-19 concerns subside. Call or email Anita, by 9:30 am on board meeting day, for login/call in information.

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