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:

Itasca_AIS Risk Assessment

Also, take a look at this terribly beautiful U-Tube on AIS:

Itasca and Aquatic Invasive Species

Itasca AIS YouTube Channel


Please have your Lake Association Join (or Renew) ICOLA:  ICOLA-dues-invoice


More Lake News:

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:

Bill Grantges
Twitter: @IC_AIS

  Itasca County AIS Program Facebook page
AIS Program mailing address:  PO BOX 189, Grand Rapids MN 55744

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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