Grant SWCD
712 Industrial Park Blvd
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



Blue Green Algae. If in Doubt – Stay Out!

With this crazy hot weather and lack of rain the blue-green algae will likely be problematic all summer long. Feel free to contact us with questions or here is a few links that may help answers questions. And remember: If in Doubt – Stay Out! Blue-green algae: If in doubt, stay out  Blue-green algae and harmful algal blooms Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) MN Dept. of Health Also here is a PDF of simple, no-cost tests that can help to determine if a lake has a blue-green algae community  
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Pomme de Terre – One Watershed One Plan – Kick Off Meeting (Cancelled)

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this meeting. If you have any questions please contact the SWCD at218-685-5395. Do you live, work, or use the Pomme de Terre Watershed for recreational purposes around Christina Lake or Pelican Lake?  The Grant and Douglas Soil and Water Conservations Districts are partnering up to host a virtual kickoff informational meeting on June 24th at 6 PM, via Zoom. For more information check out the newsletters that were sent in the mail, or read a copy of it here! Staff will be available to highlight program opportunities and projects that are going on, and explain what the One Watershed One Plan process is, as well as to listen to your concerns and provide technical services. Please click here to register.   
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Rain Barrel Pre-Order Sale

Rain Barrels are in!!! Contact us if you would like to pick yours up. We also have a few extra to sell.  About: Rain barrels allow you to save stormwater coming from your gutter system. Simply divert your gutter downspout into the barrel and you will be able to collect and store water for your garden! These barrels come fully assembled and are 24” Deep x 24” Wide x 32” High and can hold a total of 45 gallons. The large opening and flat back design allow for easy installation and placement of the downspout while the spoke and wheel pattern in the top of the barrel keeps it child and pet safe. The overflow connection at the back of the barrel allows excess water to flow down and underneath the barrel to direct it away from foundations. Spigots on the side of the barrel...
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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 us for one of the following public hearings and consider offering public comment. November 30, 5:00 pm or by telephone at 312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 827 2029 0133 Passcode: 471080 November 30, 5:30 pm Graceville Community Center December 1st, 3:00 pm Campbell Community Center If you have questions, or would like a copy of the plan, please contact the Bois de Sioux Watershed District at (320) 563-4185,, or view the draft plan on our website at
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Conservation Accomplishments – 2019

Grant County residents take conservation seriously, but don’t take our word for it. Take a look at the list of the conservation accomplishments below! The numbers below represent accumulative numbers, with current contracts, within Grant County. Conservation Reserve Program (General CRP) 108 contracts covering 3,312.40 acres. $244,898.00 in annual payments to Grant County landowners. Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP) 1278 contracts covering 21,717.29 acres. $3,340,689.00 in annual payments to Grant County landowners. Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) 18 easements on 1,212 acres. $1,676,965.00 in easement payments to Grant County landowners. Reinvest in Minnesota Reserve Program (RIM)/ Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) 25 easements on 1,301.1 acres. $720,041.76 in easement payments to Grant County landowners. RIM/WRP 11 completed easements on 1,246.8 acres $3,703,917.00 in easement payments to Grant County landowners RIM Riparian Buffer 1 Easement on 110.4 acres. $201,237.23 in easement payments to one Grant county landowner. RIM...
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