Isanti Soil & Water Conservation District

Past Workshops

Here is collection of previous workshops put on by us and our partners. COVID-19 has few benefits, but one of them is the increased accessibility of information. Many workshops from the past year have been recorded and posted below for you to view. 


The Benefits of Native Aquatic Plants:

The Isanti SWCD hosted the Benefits of Native Aquatic Plants Workshop on August 25, 2021. Ray Newman, a professor from the University of Minnesota presented over Zoom. The workshop covered plant's role in the nutrient cycle, the difference between native and non-native plants, nutrient management in lakes and plant management options. Thank you to all who attended! The link to the workshop is posted below. 


Here is a link to the workshop:


The Rain Garden and Native Shoreline Buffer workshops were presented online in May 2021. Both of these Workshops were recorded and links to view them on YouTube can be found below. These workshops were organized and hosted by our partners. Thank you to all who were able to attend!

To hear about upcoming workshops check our Facebook page or check under our outreach and education banner on the website.


Rain Garden Workshop:

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Here is a link to the video for the Rain Garden workshop: 2021 Raingarden Workshop - YouTube

Raingarden Facebook event link for more information about the workshop



Native Shoreline Buffer Workshop:

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Here is a link to the video for the Native Shoreline Buffer workshop: 2-25-21 Native Buffer Workshop - zoom recording - YouTube


 Planting for Clean Water: Wonderful Wetlands

The East Metro Water Resource Education Program hosted the Wonderful Wetlands Workshop on November 9th. Watch to learn how to add beauty to your yard with native plants and landscaping features that will protect your wetland and provide habitat for birds and pollinators.

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Here is the video link for the Wonderful Wetlands Workshop: