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 9:30 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

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

July 21

Held at the USDA/SWCD Conference Room and Via Zoom Video Conferencing.

August 18

Held at the USDA/SWCD Conference Room and Via Zoom Video Conferencing.

September 15

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, September 15th,

starting at 9:30 a.m.

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

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!

Click the button above for real-time

water data information nation wide.

Safe Harvest Everyone!!

What's Happening...
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To Report A Noxious Weed Click Here

Congratulations To:

2022 Outstanding Conservationists
Terry & Geraldine Hunt

Congratulations!

2022  Rural Beautification Winners 
Wade and Marisa Benson
Faye Auchenpaugh

Smiley Township

Click Here for more pictures and information.

PHOTO CONTEST

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August Photo Contest Winner:
Tabitha Stasik
Moon
Taken in North Township

Click on the button above for more information about the contest and how to enter.

Rainfall Amounts 
Pennington County Averaged 2.78" of rain in July.

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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.

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

Click Here to View FEMA's:

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