Welcome to the ICOLA Website!

ICOLA now has its own PO Box #1001

Grand Rapids,  MN  55744


Our Next ICOLA Meeting will be at the

Itasca County Courthouse Boardroom

Wednesday, April 17, 7pm

ICOLA Minutes (draft) Feb. 20, 2019



2019 Itasca Area Lake Service Provider Summit 

11am-1pm on Wed Apr 17

Timberlake Lodge in Grand Rapids. 

Our primary audience for the 2019 Summit includes representatives from area lake service providers.  A lake service provider is the business that lakeshore property owners hire to install/remove their dock/lift seasonally.  The purpose of the Summit is to partner with lake service provider businesses and exchange AIS best practices.  There is no cost for representatives of Lake Service Provider businesses who RSVP by April 9.

More Information Here:

2019 Itasca Area Lake Service Provider AIS Summit FLYER



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 (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

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:  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