Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District

The Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District and the Chisago County Environmental Services and Zoning are partnering with the Recycling Association of Minnesota to offer affordable rain barrels and compost bins to residents of Chisago County.   Rain barrels should be placed beneath a gutter downspout to capture rainwater coming off roofs.  The water can […]

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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 […]

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On July 9, 1987, Roland Cleveland was appointed to the Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors and has remained an active board member ever since.  During his 25 years of dedicated service to the Chisago SWCD, Cleveland has served on numerous local, area, and state level boards and committees related to soil […]

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Thinking spring already?  Those with non-frost-laden ground on their minds can get a head start on spring by ordering trees and shrubs from the Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District.  The district’s 2013 tree and shrub order form is now available its website or at the office in North Branch. There are some exciting additions […]

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Construction is wrapping up at the Chisago County courthouse in Center City.  The past month has seen major changes at the front main entrance of the courthouse.  Gone are the large raised planters.  In their place, innovative water quality Best Management Practices (BMPs) have been installed. This project was a partnership between the County, the […]

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“Minnesota Soils” was the theme for this years poster and essay contest.  The Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) annual poster contest was a huge success this year with approximately 200 6th-grade students from the North Branch Middle School participating. Each year a theme is chosen and presented to area schools.  This year the theme […]

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