Welcome to the ICOLA Website!

ICOLA now has its own PO Box #1001

Grand Rapids,  MN  55744

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Our Next ICOLA Meeting on

Wednesday, April 15th

HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINATELY

DUE TO PANDEMIC

STAY SAFE!

 

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Announcing:

The 2020 Itasca Area AIS Summit

HAS BEEN MOVED TO AN ON-LINE EVENT

MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW

The Summit will be held 10:30am-1pm Wednesday April 15 at Timberlake Lodge in Grand Rapids.  ICOLA is serving as a sponsor.  This year the Summit invites Resorts, Camps, Campgrounds, and Lake Service Providers.  A lake service provider is the business you hire to install/remove your dock/lift seasonally. While the Itasca AIS Program will be marketing this event directly to resorts and LSPs, ICOLA is asking lake associations to help with "relationship marketing".  
Please ask your members and property owners to call or send a note to their own lake service provider and ask them to attend the Summit. Just forward copy of Summit Flyer 

http://bit.ly/ItascaAISSummit  
Please consider with your Board which LSPs are popular on your lake, then ask those LSPs to attend.  Just forward a copy of the Summit Flyer and ask them to attend.  
Please consider with your Board which Board Members may have relationships with the resorts, camps, campgrounds on your lake.  Call or email those resorts, camps, and campgrounds and ask them to attend.  Forward a copy of the Flyer.  
Thank you for your help!!

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Please see the New Page on our website devoted to Water Planning in Itasca County (bottom of Menu bar)

Please check out the latest newsletters from our member associations!

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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).

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Itasca County Lake Data Compilation
Final Report from RMB Labs

Itasca_DataReport_2018

Itasca_AIS Risk Assessment

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

SWCD has grants available for shoreland work: SWCD Conservation

 

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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
218-256-9100
Itasca.AIS.Coordinator@Gmail.com
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 Dziuk, President  218-259-1603

pgs@mchsi.com

Bill Grantges, Vice President  218-256-4243
bill@grantges.net

Helen Adamson, Treasurer,
hadamson10@hotmail.com

Catherine McLynn, Secretary

cat@mclynn.net