During the 2012 Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Annual Convention, the Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District was awarded the 2012 SWCD of the Year by the MASWCD. Each year, the MASWCD honors a conservation district for standing out as a leader among the state’s 90 soil and water conservation districts. The award is based on a number of factors, including conservation program delivery, training for staff and supervisors, communication with the public, media and other partners and involvement in MASWCD and its committees.
“We’re honored to be recognized for this award,” Roland Cleveland, Vice-Chair of the Chisago SWCD said. Cleveland credited the success of their district to a tremendously talented group of employees and a devoted board of supervisors and noted that one of the SWCD’s strongest assets is it ability to partner with other local, area, state, and federal agencies to accomplish its mission: “Bringing Conservation to Chisago County”. One of the SWCD’s closest partners is the Natural Resource Conservation Service, which is co-located with the SWCD in North Branch.