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:

The Grant SWCD December board meeting has been rescheduled to December 21st at 9:00 am. This meeting is expected to be held in the Grant County Social Services conference room with Zoom access also being available, but might be moved to a strictly digital platform depending on Covid statistics at time of the meeting.
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. 

Public Hearing: Bois de Sioux & Mustinka River Watersheds

Bois de Sioux – Mustinka Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS A draft of the 2021-2031 Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan for the Bois de Sioux & Mustinka Watersheds is now available. Please join...
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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
  • Monday, December 21st @ 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