Welcome to the ICOLA Website!

Big News:  ICOLA now has its own PO Box #1001

Grand Rapids,  MN  55744


Our next meeting will be our

Annual Business Meeting

Wednesday July 18, 2018

At the Marcell Family Center

(note change of venue: not the Town Hall)

Potluck begins at 5:30pm

Meeting starts at 6pm

ICOLA will supply brats, buns, plates and pop.

Our Meeting will feature:

Elections for Officers

Various Reports on Recent Projects and AIS

News from Around the Horn

And a special Panel Discussion with

Terry Snyder: County Commissioner, District 2
Jim Gustafson: Environmental Services Department
John Davis: Deer Lake Association


Minutes (draft) from our June Meeting have been posted on the Minutes page.


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



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