Welcome to the ICOLA Website!

PO Box #1001

Grand Rapids,  MN  55744

We also have a brand new FaceBook Page!

Our Next Meeting will be the

Annual Meeting

July 21st 6-8pm

Veteran’s Park Pavilions

in Grand Rapids

Dessert Potluck

Veteran’s Park is located just on the south side of the Horn Bridge:

Map Here


Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates (MLRA) has provided us with several newsletter items for your use:

1.1 – One watershed one plan

1.3 – WaterTradingArticle

1.4 – Wake Board Boats – New Sport and Lake Threat


Two kinds of summer jobs on the lakes helping to prevent Aquatic Invasive Species

Control and Monitoring Crew

In Boats on the Water:


Boat Inspection Team

At the Access:



Five Star Lake Service Providers in Itasca County

Itasca Five Star Service Providers


Please check out the latest newsletters from our member associations!


Click Here for “What’s Up with Our Lakes” an interesting and important presentation from John Downing, World-Class Limnologist and Director of the Minnesota Sea Grant, Duluth

(This is a large file, be patient as it downloads).


Itasca County Lake Data Compilation
Final Report from RMB Labs


Itasca_AIS Risk Assessment


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 (visit the Itasca AIS Program website for more information)

Itasca SWCD AIS Program Website

Two terribly beautiful U-Tube on AIS:

Itasca and Aquatic Invasive Species

Itasca AIS YouTube Channel

For more information contact Bill Grantges, AISP Coordinator:

Bill Grantges
Twitter: @IC_AIS

  Itasca County AIS Program Facebook page

AIS Program mailing address:
Itasca SWCD AIS Program
1895 W U.S. Hwy 2
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  online using Zoom
Our Annual Business meeting in July is in Marcell.  venue pending CDC and MNDH guidelines for current pandemic

ICOLA mailing address:  PO Box 1001, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Patty Dziuk, President  218-259-1603


Bill Grantges, Vice President  218-256-4243

Helen Adamson, Treasurer,

Catherine McLynn, Secretary