Isanti Soil & Water Conservation District

Events are listed in chronological order below. All events are free unless otherwise stated. 


 CLIMB Theater Interactive Kid's Performance 

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When: June 23rd

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm 

Where: Cambridge City Park (810 2nd Ave SW)

CLIMB Theater will be presenting an interactive kid's show about aquatic invasive species. The performance will happen in conjunction with the Little Blue's Traveling Zoo at the Cambridge City Park. CLIMB is set to take the stage at 11am. The petting zoo includes goats, pigs, mini horses, alpacas, sheep and turkeys. It will be fun for the whole family! 

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Webinar to focus on generating income from woodlands

When: July 12

Time: 6:00pm

Where: Online

The University of Illinois Extension Forestry Program will host a free webinar July 12 on ideas to generate income from privately owned woodlands. While many forest owners earn income by selling timber, landowners may have more opportunities to make money from their property than they realize.  Landowners will explore income-generating specialty products and recreational services in the webinar that starts at 6 p.m.  Purdue University Extension Forester Lenny Farlee will cover such topics as sourcing medicinal herbs, fruits, nuts and craft items from woodlands. He will also explore how owners can provide services by leasing land to the public for hunting, camping and other recreational opportunities.

To sign up in advance, visit    Online Registration — University of Illinois

For more information, contact the U of I’s Taryn Bieri at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If reasonable accommodations are needed, contact Bieri.


Public Meeting for County Ditch 16 and 23 Inspections

When: June 15, 2022

Time: 6:30pm

Where: Cambridge Public Library (111 Dellwood St N Cambrigde)

The goal of this meeting is to gauge opinion on ditch maintenance and the potential abandonment of some sections. Landowners around the ditches will receive a direct notice of the meeting. All are welcome to attend.

Earlier this year, the SWCD and Isanti County partnered to complete ditch inspections and multipurpose drainage management plans (MDM) on two ditches. The results of those inspections will be shared at this public meeting. County Ditch 16 and 23 both drain into Green Lake. These are the first two ditches in the county to be inspected. 

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Coming Soon: Blue Lake Shoreline Restoration Workshop 

Time and date TBD

Come join the Isanti Soil and Water Conservation District for a day on the lake! Get your hands dirty while learning techniques to help protect your shoreline and keep Blue Lake a clean and enjoyable!

Click here for the event flyer.

What you will learn?

  • What a shoreline erosion issue looks like.
  • Types of flowers and plants that thrive along lake shores.
  • How to prevent erosion
  • What materials are needed for installing shoreline restorations.
  • How to install your own shoreline restoration!!