welcome to the lake county swcd website!
Lake SWCD is a Local Government Unit (LGU) established in 1965 to assist landowners with natural resource issues.
Our mission and vison is "to provide technical assistance to help property owners and local units of government implement sound land management planning and water quality planning to protect the natural resources of Lake County."
Our monthly meetings are now held at our new office:
408 1st Avenue, Two Harbors, MN 55615
Monthly Board Meetings: 2nd Thursday of every month from 12 Noon to 4pm. The public is welcome, and encouraged to attend our monthly board meetings!
Upcoming Board Meetings
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History of SWCDs
Minnesota's Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) began in response to the Dust Bowl that was affecting the country in the 1930's. With dust blowing all the way from the Midwest to Washington D.C. it became apparent that farmers needed assistance in altering their techniques in order to more wisely use the water and soil resources around them and to preserve these resources for future generations. In 1938 Minnesota gained it's first SWCD in Winona County. Today there are SWCDs throughout the entire state. SWCDs no longer only focus on farming. SWCDs now have programs focused on forestry, wetlands, and rivers and streams.
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Lake County SWCD
408 First Avenue
Two Harbors, MN 55616