Welcome to the ICOLA Website!
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017, 7-9pm,
at the Itasca County Courthouse.
Minutes (draft) from our July Meeting have been posted on the Minutes page.
Big AIS Event Coming soon:
Join us for a day searching for one of Minnesota's newest aquatic invasive species, starry stonewort (and other AIS). Starry stonewort is an invasive algae that was first found in Lake Koronis in 2015 and has since spread to 9 Minnesota lakes. Now we are asking for your help in searching other lakes to better understand its distribution in Minnesota. You can learn more about starry stonewort (click HERE to learn about Starry Stonewort)
Sat, August 5, 2017
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Minnesota (Locations Statewide)
Click HERE for more information on the event and to register.
Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center
University of Minnesota Extension
This just released: report 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.
Patty Gould St. Aubin, President 218-259-1603
Bill Grantges, Vice President 218-256-4243
Helen Adamson, Treasurer,
Catherine McLynn, Secretary