The North St. Louis SWCD are working with partners including the City of Ely, the Ely Field Naturalists, the 1854 Treaty Authority, and Vermilion Community College in the Ely area to combat terrestrial invasive species.

Nov 8-11, we will work with a Conservation Corps Crew to remove some woody invasive speciesĀ  including Common and Glossy Buckthorn, Siberian Peashrub, and invasive honey suckles on private and public land in Ely.

If you want to contribute to the project or get help removing these woody invasives, please fill out this form and we will get in touch! We have received a lot of interest and may not be able to reach your property this year. We are will apply for additional funding next year also!


North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District

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

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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