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The Resource for Itasca County Lakeshore Homeowners

Community Links

Itasca County Resources:

Itasca Coalition of Lakes Association (ICOLA)

Itasca County Government Offices

Itasca County Environmental Services (218) 327-2857

Itasca County Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator

PO Box 189, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Telephone:  218-256-4243
Twitterfeed:  @IC_AIS

Itasca Soil and Water Conservation District(SWCD)  

Grand Rapids, MN (218) 326-0017

  • Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan
  • Technical and financial assistance for land and water conservation
  • Shoreland Stewardship Award Program
  • Watershed assessments
  • Well sealing cost-share assistance
  • Wetland Conservation Act (WCA) permits

Wes Libbey Northern Lakes Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

Northeastern Minnesota Resources:

Water Legacy 

  • Their mission is to protect Minnesota’s water resources and the human and ecological communities that depend on that water from environmental degradation, particularly that caused by sulfide mining.

Minnesota Statewide Resources:

Conservation Minnesota

Freshwater Society (MN) 

Legislative-Citizen Committee on MN Resources(LCCMR)

Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources (BWSR) 

  • Clean Water Fund Grants and Cost Sharing with Itasca County Soil and Water Conservation District(SWCD

Minnesota Coalition of Lakes Association(MNCOLA) 

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources(MN DNR)

Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates 

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency(MPCA) Water Resources 

Mississippi Headwaters Watershed Story Map

University of Minnesota Extension

  • Shoreland programs
  • Stormwater education
  • Watershed education

The following Aaquatic invasive species identification fact sheets provided by University of Minnesota Extension:

National Resources:

EPA –Environmental Protection Agency

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