Isanti Soil & Water Conservation District



The Isanti SWCD collaborates with other conservation districts and agencies to help people find the best solutions to environmental concerns. Each agency recognizes vital contributions of each organization with the ultimate goal of assisting landowners, civic organizations, and other groups to achieve their conservation goals.

Natural Resources Conservation Service Minnesota

Josh Bork, District Conservationist
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Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)

        BWSR Clean Water, Land and Legacy Stories

        BWSR Clean Water Fund

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

         DNR Tree Planting and Care

         Cambridge DNR Office
         800 Oak Savanna Lane
         Cambridge, MN 55008
         Tel: 763-284-7200

Isanti County

Isanti County COLA - "Coalition of Lake Associations"  Members are volunteer organizations with the mission of preserving, protecting, and improving the waters and shorelands through advocacy, education, and sharing of best practices. For questions about the Isanti COLA contact Jim Shomenta at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      Members of the Isanti COLA include: Blue Lake, Green Lake, Spectacle Lake, Long Lake, Francis, Fannie Lake, Skogman Lake, and Elms Lake

Isanti County Zoning Department The Isanti County Zoning department provides law and ordinance based assistance such as: Conditional Use Permits & Interim Use Permits, Floodpain, Shoreland, and Wetland ordinances. You can find out more by clicking here to visit the the Isanti County zoning website.

Metro Conservation Districts Minnesota (MCD)

Farm Service Agency (FSA)

MN Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD)

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Pheasants Forever - Isanti County Chapter 334

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Isanti County Master Gardeners - on Facebook

City of Isanti



Rain Garden Information

Rain Garden Incentive Program - City of Isanti

The City of Isanti views rain gardens as a powerful tool to manage stormwater, as well as a great way to add aesthetic elements to residential lots. In order to encourage its residents to install rain gardens, the City of Isanti has the Residential Rain Garden Incentive Program. Program participants will be given tools for planning and implementing rain gardens on their property, and approved applicants will be reimbursed 50% of the cost, up to $500, for plants, soil, and other supplies to get the garden started.  Click here for more information.

2018 Annual Highlights

2018 was a busy year for Isanti SWCD. Click here to read all about our most recent Conservation programs and priorities. We would like to send out a special thank you to all our Federal,monitoring culvert sm State, and Local partners who support our mission to preserve, protect and enhance water quality, soil, and other natural resources in Isanti County. We’re already planning great things for 2019 including targeted agricultural outreach, lakeshore restorations on Green Lake, and conservation planning in the Lower St. Croix Watershed.