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.
Notice of Board Opening
District 3 SWCD Supervisor – Hibbing/Chisholm/Balkan & two unorganized townships
SWCD Board Supervisors play an important role in determining how soil and water resources are managed within our county. They work cooperatively with local, state, and federal partners to establish soil and water conservation policy. SWCD’s serve as a focal point for identifying and addressing natural resource issues. Supervisor activities include monthly board meetings, training sessions, strategic planning, and committee meetings. Supervisors receive a $75 per diem and mileage/expense reimbursement for their service.
SWCD Board Supervisors hold a public office and must be permitted time off from regular employment to attend meetings. The time off may be without pay, with pay, or made up with other hours, as agreed between the employee and employer. Meetings are currently held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in Virginia.
Recent highlights of our work include two riprap projects on severely eroding shoreline on Lake Vermilion and the Whiteface Reservoir; improving trout habitat on the Bulldog Hanson Creek and Lost River near Orr, operating a watercraft inspection and decontamination program on Lake Vermilion, Burntside Lake, Shagawa Lake and Fall Lake, plus water sampling in three watersheds.
If you reside within the boundaries of District 3 and are interested in serving as a North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor, please complete and submit an application form. Questions may be addressed to Anita Provinzino, District Administrator at 218-471-7284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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.