What is the SWCD?
Crow Wing Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) works hand in hand with private landowners to accomplish soil and water conservation goals. We coordinate with nonprofits and other agencies to provide technical and financial assistance for landowners to protect the land and water resources we all enjoy.
Melissa provides SWCD staff management, grant writing, SWCD board coordination and meetings.
Jarrett will complete technical conservation work independently and manage site visit programs, past projects, and grant funds and programs.
Tasha provides financial records for all SWCD grants, invoicing/billing, assists with website and YouTube content, and records SWCD Board Minutes.
Adam provides landowners assistance with agricultural site visits and project planning, usage of the no-till drill, and assists the state with the Buffer Law.
Water Quality Technician
Bethany coordinates with state and local programs to conduct water quality monitoring on lakes and streams, helps citizens test their drinking water for nitrates, and assists landowners with site visits and conservation projects.
Jenny assists landowners with conservation easement programs, landowner site visits, develops wetland and shoreline restoration plans, and helps landowners implement the plans.
Brady is a MN GreenCorps member serving with us from September 2023 – August 2024. He will be helping out with water quality monitoring, shoreline site visits, project inspections, project maintenance, Envirothon, and our annual tree sale.
Clean water, productive lands, and vibrant communities.
Fostering healthy lands and clean water through voluntary conservation.
Stewardship, Support, Integrity, Leadership, and Partnerships
Monthly Board Meeting of Supervisors are held on the third Wednesday, of every month at 9:00 am in the Crow Wing County Land Services Building, Oak Meeting Room, at 322 Laurel St. Brainerd, MN 56401
Leonard Koering - Treasurer
Diane Jacobson - Reporter
Roger Waytashek - Vice-Chairman
JoAnn Weaver - Secretary
Jim Chamberlin - Chair