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

SWCD

PolicIES

Products & fees

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!

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water data information nation wide.

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Looking for a fun outdoor activity that   everyone in the family can take part in?  Pennington SWCD is hosting a monthly photo contest starting June 1st through October 31st.  

Contest rules and photo requirements:

  • All photos submitted must be taken in Pennington County.

  • Photo must focus on an element of nature.

  • Only one submission per person per month.

  • Photo must be original and owned by you.

  • No people or advertisements allowed in photo.

Submissions

  • Photos will be judged during our monthly SWCD Board Meetings and must be received by Board Meeting dates highlighted in red to the left.

  • Photos can be submitted in the comments section of our photo Facebook post or via email at: donna.christianson@pennington.mnswcd.org

  • Each photo submission should include your name, telephone number, and township where the photo was taken (if known). 

Consent

Submission of your photo gives permission to Pennington SWCD to use the photo for any legal use, including but not limited to: publicity, social media, copyright purposes, illustration, advertising, and website content.

Prizes

Each month a winner will be chosen and awarded a prize.  Those winners will be entered into a grand prize drawing that will be held at the end of October. 

 

We look forward to seeing your entries!

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.

Someone, Please Turn Off The Faucet!
Pennington County Averaged 5.37" of rain in May.

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Click Here to View FEMA's:

Flood Hazard Information

*Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps:

https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/prelimdownload/

*Interactive map for the preliminary floodplain boundary:

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=e7a7dc3ebd7f4ad39bb8e485bb64ce44

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