PO Box 990
1895 W U.S. Highway 2       
Grand Rapids, MN
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What is Itasca Soil and Water Conservation District?

The Itasca SWCD is a local agency which provides access to 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. Urban and rural landowners, businesses, industry and agencies may request these services.

Invasive Species

To learn more about the threats Itasca County lakes face check out our educational information here.
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Shoreland Guide

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Itasca SWCD News & Announcements

The fall/winter 2023 Itasca SWCD newsletter is ready!

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The Upper Mississippi Grand Rapids One Watershed One Plan (1W1P) Policy Committee will have their first meeting on Thursday, March 23rd 11:30-2:30 at the Itasca County Courthouse, 123 NE 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744 at the downstairs meeting room.

Local volunteer, mentor, and conservation leader Cavour Johnson, of Coleraine, has been essential to the coordination and planning efforts to improve stormwater runoff in Coleraine. To help showcase the importance of clean water, Cavour produced a video displaying the past, present, and future of water quality in the area. 

Did you know that female monarch butterflies lay their eggs on all 9 types milkweed plants? That’s right- and swamp milkweed and common milkweed average the highest number of eggs! The monarch butterfly is now listed on the endangered species list. These pollinators (just like bees, moths, flies and other butterflies) are essential to help plants make fruits and seeds by moving pollen from one place to another.


What You Can Do To Stop Aquatic Invasive Species.

CLEAN all visible aquatic plants, zebra mussels, and other prohibited invasive species from watercraft, trailers, and water-related equipment before leaving any water access or shoreland.

DRAIN water-related equipment (boat, ballast tanks, portable bait containers, motor) and drain bilge, livewell and baitwell by removing drain plugs before leaving a water access or shoreline property. Keep drain plugs out and water-draining devices open while transporting watercraft.

DISPOSE of unwanted bait, including minnows, leeches, and worms, in the trash. It is illegal to release bait into a waterbody or release aquatic animals from one waterbody to another. If you want to keep your bait, you must refill the bait container with bottled or tap water.


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