Q. What is a "Conservation District"? A. Conservation Districts are local units of government dedicated to land and water conservation. They are established under Minnesota State Statute and governed by an elected board.
Q. Where can I get information on planting a prairie? A. Contact us! Or visit the MN Department of Natural Resources website.
Q. When is the SWCD Tree Sale? A. Our Tree sale starts January of each year and runs through mid April. All trees must be pre-ordered during this time. Tree pick-up is usually around the first weekend in May. Tree stock is limited, so it's best to order early.
Q. Who can help me with deciding what to do with my land? A. Several staff members can help. Call 763-220-3434 for a free site visit and personal consultation.
Q. Who can I talk to about invasive species such as: Buckthorn / Garlic Mustard / Purple Loosestrife? A. Sherburne County does not have an active weed control program. For specific questions on noxious weeds, please contact the County Agricultural Inspector at 763-765-4454. Several of our staff can help you with basic weed identification and provide some reference information or technical assistance.
Q. Is there any funding or grants to help pay for my project? A. It depends on what your project is, and where you are located. Visit the Financial Assistance page to learn what type of grants are available for projects in your area.
Q. Does the SWCD offer soil sampling? A. Yes, please contact our office at 763-220-3434 to find out more.
Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District Sherburneswcd.org 763-220-3434 425 Jackson Ave. NW Elk River, MN 55330 Open Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:00, by appointment Closed on Federal Holidays