Itasca County Soil and Water Conservation District FY15 Surface Water Assessment Grant (SWAG)
"This proposal is to monitor all MPCA target streams and lake sites in the Upper Mississippi Grand Rapids watershed located within Itasca County. Itasca County SWCD has been working collaboratively with MPCA in its intensive watershed monitoring effort on a number of grants to assess the overall health of our water resources and to identify waters with impairments along with those in need of additional protection to prevent future impairments.
Itasca County SWCD is currently working collaboratively on an MPCA Watershed Restoration and Protection (WRAP) project for the Mississippi Headwaters Watershed. This Surface Water Assessment Grant (SWAG) will be an integral component of the WRAP process to assess the health of the watershed. Once the assessment is completed, it is a goal of the Itasca SWCD to continue its WRAP partnerships to inform and educate the public on the value of water resources that surround our communities and how they can play a role in continuing to protect the future quality of our water resources."