Isanti Soil & Water Conservation District

 

Subwatershed Assessment

Rain water runoff poses a significant threat to lakes and streams throughout Isanti County.  Excessive water and pollutants that are carried into water bodies via rainwater runoff can have devastating effects on the health of lakes and streams and surrounding habitat.

In response to these issues, SWCD staff conduct Subwatershed Assessments (aka. SRAs or SWAs) to identify retrofit opportunities in watersheds that are significant contributors to the degradation of high priority water bodies.  Projects identified during the process have the goal of improving water health, increasing groundwater recharge, and reducing rainwater runoff amounts.  This information is critical and is required by the SWCD as a first step to the grant application process.

The assessment process includes: 1) computer scoping; 2) field investigations; 3) BMP treatment ranking and 4) promotion/education.

If your lake group, city or Township is interested in completing an Assessment please contact Todd Kulaf at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For a list of completed assessments please see our studies and plans page.

SWA Map

Elementary Education-Aquatic Invasive Species Digital Training

Do you have a child at home? We have a fun environmental education activity for them!!

We recently worked with CLIMB Theater to develop an online class and a quiz targeted at elementary students. The goal of the class is to help explain what Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are, how they negatively affect our lakes and how they can help control them.

The password protected site includes a quiz, teacher & parent survey, teacher's guide and the support material for interacting with the video.

Link: https://climb.org/2020/05/15/ais-isanti
Password: AI$anti2020

Education Opportunity

Elementary Education- Aquatic Invasive Species Digital Training

Do you have a child at home? We have a fun environmental education activity for them!!

We recently worked with CLIMB Theater to develop an online class and a quiz targeted at elementary students. The goal of the class is to help explain what Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are, how they negatively affect our lakes and how they can help control them.

The password protected site includes a quiz, teacher & parent survey, teacher's guide and the support material for interacting with the video.

Link: https://climb.org/2020/05/15/ais-isanti
Password: AI$anti2020