soil & water conservation district

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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! 

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.