Mission Statement

To provide landowners and other agencies with technical assistance in identifying and improving resource issues.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Pennington SWCD does not and shall not discriminate in any of its activities or operations.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for anyone participating in our programs.

Pennington County

Pennington County is situated among the prairies and farmland of the Red River Basin in northwest Minnesota.  The County has a population of about 13,500 with the City of Thief River Falls as the county seat.  Other communities within the county include Goodridge and St. Hilaire.

Office Hours
Phone

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    M-Th

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    F       

SWCD: 218-683-7075

NRCS: 218-681-1612

Board Meetings

Third Thursday of each month  

at 9 a.m.

Board Meeting Dates

January 20

Held at the Red Lake Watershed District Meeting Room and Via Zoom Video Conferencing.

February 3

Pennington SWCD Planning Meeting

Held at the Red Lake Watershed District Meeting Room and Via Zoom Video Conferencing.

February 17

Held at the Red Lake Watershed District Meeting Room and Via Zoom Video Conferencing.

March 17

Held at the Red Lake Watershed District Meeting Room and Via Zoom Video Conferencing.

March 31

Held via Zoom Video Conferencing.

April 21

Held at the Red Lake Watershed District Meeting Room and Via Zoom Video Conferencing.

May 19

Held at the Red Lake Watershed District Meeting Room and Via Zoom Video Conferencing.

**June 16**

The Pennington SWCD Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly Board meeting at the Red Lake Watershed District Meeting Room and via Zoom Video Conferencing on

Thursday, June 16th,

starting at 9 a.m.

Please contact Donna Christianson at 218-683-7075 to obtain the Zoom link information.

July 21

August 18

September 15

October 20

November 17

December 15

What's Happening...

TWO SUPERVISOR POSITONS ARE UP FOR ELECTION IN 2022

Supervisors play an important role in how our community deals with a wide variety of resource management issues including water quality, soil erosion, wetlands, financial assistance, and education of youth and adults on conservation.

This year Pennington SWCD has two supervisor positions up for election: District 2 - which includes the Townships of Norden, North, Rocksbury, and Silverton and District 3 - which includes the Townships of Cloverleaf, Smiley, Kratka, and Highlanding.

District supervisors serve four-year terms, meeting monthly to discuss the business of the SWCD. They do not receive a salary, but are compensated for attending meetings and reimbursement for expenses.

Anyone interested in running for supervisor of the Pennington Soil and Water Conservation District should file at the County Auditor's Office from May 17th through May 31st.

Remember to CLEAN.DRAIN.DRY your boats and equipment to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)!

Thank you for protecting Minnesota Waters!

The noxious weed inventory for Pennington County has been completed and can be found HERE. Common Tansy is more abundant on the eastern half of the county while Canada Thistle and Spotted Knapweed are more dominant on the western half.

 

It is important to know what noxious weeds are present in your area and know which methods of control are the most effective. If you choose to mow noxious weeds, do so prior to seed development and DO NOT mow when seed is present. To dispose of noxious weeds, it is best to let the plant lay and decay. Transporting plants could accidentally spread the weed to new locations and burying the plant parts could allow regeneration.

 

For more information on weed management, or you would like report infestations of noxious weeds, please contact the Pennington CWMA (218-683-7075) or the Pennington County Agricultural Inspector.

Noxious Weed Inventory Is Complete!

Weed Inventory Map.jpg

“Funding provided by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Noxious Weed

and Invasive Plant Grant and BWSR CWMA Program Grant”

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201 Sherwood Ave S
Thief River Falls, MN  56701
218-683-7075