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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.

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Melissa Barrick

District Manager

Melissa provides SWCD staff management, grant writing policies, grant writing, policies, SWCD board coordination and meetings.

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Andrew Seagren

Forestry/Easement Technician

Andrew provides technical assistance with forestry, writes forest stewardship plans, and assists landowners with conservation easements.

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Tasha Lauer

Office/Grants Manager

Tasha provides financial records for all SWCD grants, invoicing/billing, assists with website and YouTube content, and records SWCD Board Minutes.

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Bethany Chaplin

Conservation Specialist

Bethany helps enroll private landowners into the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) Re-invest in Minnesota (RIM) Conservation easement programs.

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Adam Maleski

District Technician

Adam provides landowners assistance with site visits, inspections of completed projects, and assists the state with the Buffer Law.

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Jenny Sherren

District Technician

OUR MISSION

To provide local leadership and implement voluntary soil and water conservation projects through programs and partnerships to Crow Wing County and adjacent areas.

SWCD SUPERVISORS

Five elected citizens serve on the Board of Supervisors. The Board meets monthly and as necessary to oversee the activities and fiscal management of the SWCD.

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Leonard Koering

Treasurer, District 1

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Diane Jacobson

Reporter, District 2

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Roger Waytashek

Vice-Chair, District 3

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JoAnn

Weaver

Secretary, District 4

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Jim Chamberlin

Chair, District 5

District Supervisors

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

District 1

Diane Jacobson - Reporter

District 2

Roger Waytashek - Vice-Chairman

District 3

JoAnn Weaver - Secretary

District 4

Jim Chamberlin - Chair

District 5

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