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Soil & Water Conservation District

PROTECTING AND RESTORING SOIL AND WATER RESOURCES

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)

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MN Clean Water Funds - Rain Garden

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Seven hundred fifty perennials, 35 shrubs and six trees native to this region are featured in a rain garden currently under construction north of the Cook County Community Center’s hockey rink in Grand Marais.

The center’s Rain Garden Committee is working with the county’s Soil and Water Conservation District staff and the Minnesota Conservation Corps to construct and plant the 50-foot-by-40-foot rain garden.

 
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!

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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

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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).

 
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Soil & Water

District Manager
Kerrie Berg
(218)387-3649
Water Plan Coordinator
Ilena Berg
(218)387-3648
Program Assistant
Theresa Oberg
(218)387-3647

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

HOURS
8AM-4PM  M-F

PHONE
(218)387-3647