Lake County SWCD coordinates civic engagement activities in the Rainy River Headwaters watershed of northern Lake County.  This work includes coordinating stream and lake monitoring activities with volunteers, funded by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.  Additionally, work is being conducted through Initiative Foundation and Sea Grant funding sources to mitigate the spread of invasive species.  These activiites include coordinating volunteers for education, monitoring, and management of rusty crayfish, as well as completing an assessment on the effectiveness of alternative crayfish control practices within the watershed.

Kawishiwi River Watershed
As part of the Kawishiwi Watershed Protection Project, a number of reports were prepared. Many of those reports are below.

Kawishiwi Watershed Metals Summary 2012
Kawishiwi Metals 1976-2012
Beneficial Use Study Final Report
Beneficial Use Study Worksheet
AIS Survey Final Report
KWPP Implementation Plan, June 2013
WICOLA Paleolimnology Final Report
WICOLA Land Use Map
WICOLA Soils, Slope, and Ownership Map
WICOLA Zoning and Parcels Map
SSTS Inventory Service Area Map

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