soil & water conservation district
Lake SWCD is a Local Government Unit (LGU) established in 1965 to assist landowners with natural resource issues.
Our mission is "to provide technical assistance to help property owners and local units of government implement sound land management and water quality planning to protect the natural resources of Lake County."
The Lake County SWCD Board will now be holding our regular monthly meeting on the FIRST THURSDAY of the month at 1 PM in the Split Rock Room at the Lake County Service Center.
Celebrating 51 years of Conservation!
Members of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) Board will embark on its annual tour in Lake County, which will highlight the installation of conservation practices through dynamic partnerships between private landowners and federal, state and local governments. The Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is the local host.
The afternoon began with a brief indoor session about why rain gardens are important, and how citizens can be involved in maintaining the health of our water resources.
On Tuesday morning, workers from Superior Construction Company began digging the basin for the rain garden at the Knife River Rec. Center. The 190 square foot garden will collect all of the runoff from the roof of building.
Despite the cool temperatures, summer activities are in full swing for the Lake County SWCD! The streets of Knife River will soon be gaining some fresh “curb appeal” as the Lake SWCD teams up with the Knife River Recreation Council and local contractors to construct a rain garden near the Recreation Center in the next few weeks.
Two Harbors honored as a "Legacy Destination City"
In 2008, the voters of Minnesota overwhelmingly approved the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment which added 3/8 of one percent to the state’s sales tax, and dedicated the revenue to projects that would help preserve the state’s arts and outdoors legacy.
Nine cities have been recognized for their roles in utilizing Legacy funding to make their communities better for residents and visitors alike. 2013's legacy destinations were: Apple Valley, Coon Rapids, Hastings, Maplewood, Nisswa, Plymouth, Rushford, Stillwater, and Two Harbors.