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Soil & Water Conservation District


The mission of Cook County Soil & Water (SWCD) is to improve water quality in Cook County by fostering responsible land use and by controlling soil erosion and non-point source pollution. The Board will encourage local conservation efforts by providing educational, technical, and financial assistance for local land users."(adopted June 2000)


Flute Reed River Restoration Projects

FR2012The Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is currently working on the MPCA Flute Reed River Restoration Initiatives grant. The grant involves culvert replacements, bank stabilizations, and stream restoration projects.


Click here to read an article by HealthyLakes.org and watch a project video.

Water Monitoring - thank you volunteers!

15.0 Kemo Lake

During the past summer, Cook County was filled with a flurry of volunteers monitoring water. They were dedicated volunteers, heading out in the rain, rescuing other boaters, and even enjoyed some fishing along the way. The monitors began in May and volunteered through September...

Spruce up the Community Rain Gardens


As part of the 8th Grade Community Service Day five students volunteered to help the Cook County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) complete maintenance on two rain gardens in Grand Marais (the rain gardens at the Courthouse and library).

Lake reports help to provide more information for Lake Associations

12.0a LakeReport

Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was awarded a grant from the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) to collaborate with Lake Associations to provide them with a comprehensive report of lake water quality. Three lake associations participated in the study: Gunflint Lake, Pike Lake, and Poplar Lake. Each Lake Association provided a match for the reports as part of the requirement of the grant.

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Soil and Water - Upcoming Events

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Soil & Water

District Manager
Kerrie Berg
Water Plan Coordinator
Ilena Berg
Program Assistant
Theresa Oberg

Cook County Courthouse
411 W. 2nd Street
Grand Marais, MN  55604

8AM-4PM  M-F




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