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Our staff are available by telephone, email or by appointment. You are always welcome to stop by the office. Although we can’t be sure the right person will be there, we are happy to assist you! Please call or email to set up an appointment.

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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.

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

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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 – Protect the region’s pristine waters from Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) through watercraft inspections, watercraft decontaminations, AIS education, & early detection is our mission. Watercraft Inspectors ensure boaters follow MN clean, drain, dispose laws, and check watercraft and equipment to help prevent the spread of AIS. Free watercraft decontamination services are provided around the region to remove and kill potential AIS and stop aquatic hitchhikers. AIS educational services are also provided to inform all water users of the issues and devastating impacts of AIS. Detecting and documenting any new AIS infestations in the region through early detection monitoring helps us adjust our efforts to make sure we are doing our best to protect our water’s and prevent the spread of AIS!
Our Staff
  • Zach Evans Zach Evans

    Regional Farm Bill Forester
    218-750-8506

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  • Miranda Frenning Miranda Frenning

    Accounting & Human Resources Specialist
    218-735-3196

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  • John McCormick John McCormick

    Regional Farm Bill Forester
    218-750-3345

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  • Kaela Natwora Kaela Natwora

    St. Louis River Watershed Conservationist
    218-748-4131

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  • Tristan Nelson Tristan Nelson

    District Forester
    218-288-6146

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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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  • Jon Utecht Jon Utecht

    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

Wednesday, June 12th at 10:30 a.m.
This meeting will be held in-person at the SWCD office. A link is available to join virtually by contacting Anita at least 2 hours prior to the meeting. The public is welcome to attend.

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