Grant SWCD
712 Industrial Park Blvd
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Grant County Soil & Water Conservation District

The Grant SWCD is a local unit of government that manages and directs natural resource programs within Grant County. The SWCD works with landowners in rural, urban and lakeshore areas to implement a programs for the conservation, use, and development of soil, water, and related resources.

Board Meeting Notice:

Due to Covid-19 the Grant Soil and Water Office has had to move meetings to a digital platform. If you would like the meeting agenda or zoom link please contact Jared House at or call 218-685-5395.



Grant County Buffers

Buffer Strips are a valuable conservation tool that help prevent soil loss, reduce nutrient/pesticide runoff, provide food for wildlife, and reduce maintenance costs for drainage systems.

To learn more about the conservation benefits of buffers or to find out about buffer requirements within Grant County  click the link below. 

Rain Barrel Pre-Order Sale (Postponed until fall 2020)

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, ORDERING IS POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL OF 2020. Discounts for Rain Barrels in Hoffman, Elbow Lake, and Ashby will still be available when we start selling the barrels this fall. If...
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Soil Health and You

Grant SWCD is committed to assisting those interested in improving soil health within our community.
We have partnered with a local producer to demonstrate the power of No-Till and Cover Crops within the county.

Upcoming Events

Board Meeting Dates and Times
  • Thursday, August 27th @ 8:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, September 24th @ 8:00 a.m.  (Cancelled)
  • Tuesday, September 29th @ 8:30 a.m. (Special Meeting)
  • Tuesday, October 5th @ 10:00 a.m. (Special Meeting)
  • Thursday, October 22nd @ 8:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November  25th @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 23rd @ 9:00 a.m
All Events

Current Programs

Grant SWCD assists county residents with the implementation of a variety of conservation practices which include Rain Gardens, Shoreline Restorations, Water and Sediment Control Basins, and much more.

All Programs