Welcome to the ICOLA Website!
Big News: ICOLA now has its own PO Box #1001
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Our next meeting has been postponed one month, until Wednesday, MARCH 21st, 2018, 7-9pm,
at the Itasca County Courthouse.
Minutes (draft) from our October Meeting have been posted on the Minutes page.
Itasca Area Business Water Summit
The Itasca County AIS program is hosting the 2018 Itasca Area Business Water Summit, Wednesday March 14 from 11am-1pm, at the Timberlake Lodge. DLA is a sponsor for this event.
The Summit is meant to gather representatives from area resorts, campgrounds, lake service providers, marine dealers, sporting goods and bait shops, fishing guides, and other similar area businesses who provide products or services to water-related visitors and property owners. The idea is to raise awareness about AIS, and then invite businesses to partner with us to prevent further AIS infestation in area waters. Event Flyer https://goo.gl/DkGFhg
You can help by alerting your lake service providers and encouraging the other listed businesses you patronize to RSVP by Mar 1 and attend on Mar 14. Thank you.
Itasca County Lake Data Compilation and Clean-up
Final Report from RMB Labs
Please check the status of your lake and follow the recommended steps in the report.
Report from RMB Labs on the risk for AIS infestation on 50 Itasca County Lakes:
Also, take a look at this terribly beautiful U-Tube on AIS:
Please have your Lake Association Join (or Renew) ICOLA: ICOLA-dues-invoice
SWCD has grants available for shoreland work: SWCD Conservation
County AIS Program:
Please consider applying for an AIS Community Action Project (CAP) matching grant (see below for application).
Background about the AISP can be found here: PSA about Itasca AISP
The Summary and basic budget of the AISP is here: AISP Summary
The Community Action Projects Aplication is here: CAP Application
For more information contact Bill Grantges, AISP Coordinator:
Itasca County AIS Program Facebook page
AIS Program mailing address: PO BOX 189, Grand Rapids MN 55744
Our regularly scheduled meetings are the third Wed of Feb, Apr, Jun, Jul, Oct,
at 7:00pm at the County Courthouse.
Our Annual Business meeting in July is in Marcell.
ICOLA mailing address: PO Box 1001, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Patty Gould St. Aubin, President 218-259-1603
Bill Grantges, Vice President 218-256-4243
Helen Adamson, Treasurer,
Catherine McLynn, Secretary