Common Tansy is invading Aitkin County

Have you seen the tall fern-leafed plants with the button-like flowers along the road during the middle of summer?  If you have noticed these, then you have likely seen the Common Tansy, an invasive species that is invading Aitkin County. Why are they bad for the environment? Why should you wear gloves before handling them?  What can you do to slow the spread of this toxic species?    This video has been developed to provide information regarding this invasive plant.

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Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale

These native perennials are a great choice for many landscaping projects. Colorful blooms provide habitat for desirable wildlife like pollinators and songbirds.

Deep, extensive root systems can prevent soil erosion, protect water quality, and promote infiltration. Make a difference in your landscaping by adding natives!

Ordering Instructions:
Print off and completed an order forms
Payments are due by April 27, 2020

To pay by check, make checks payable to Aitkin County SWCD.
Return form and payment to:
Aitkin County SWCD
307 2nd Street NW, Room 216
Aitkin, MN 56431

  • To order trees or shrubs, please use: Tree Order Form
  • To order plants, please use: Plant Order Form

Plants will be available for pick up on May 14th and 15th in Aitkin

For more information, please contact: Aitkin County SWCD

Volunteer – Ralf

The Aitkin Rivers and Lakes Fair (RaLF) will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Riverside Elementary School. We are in need of volunteers to assist with various tasks, such as setup, monitoring serving food, providing directions, etc. If you would like to volunteer, please contact:

Follow us on Facebook at: Aitkin County Rivers and Lakes Fair

February Radio Broadcast

Ever wonder what’s happening at the Soil and Water Conservation District? District Manager Steve Hughes will be sharing information on The KKIN Community Connection program, Friday, February 21st at 8 am.

Tune your radio to 94.3 to hear the latest information. What will be discussed? Weather and Snowfall? Aquatic Invasive Species? Forestry? We hope you will join us on Feb 21st to find out!

Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale 2022

These native perennials are a great choice for many landscaping projects. Colorful blooms provide habitat for desirable wildlife like pollinators and songbirds.

Deep, extensive root systems can prevent soil erosion, protect water quality, and promote infiltration. Make a difference in your landscaping by adding natives!

Ordering Instructions:
Print off and complete an order forms
Payments for seeds and plants are due by April 22, 2022

To pay by check, make checks payable to Aitkin County SWCD.
Return form and payment to:
Aitkin County SWCD
307 2nd Street NW, Room 216
Aitkin, MN 56431

Plants will be available for pick up in early May in Aitkin.

For more information, please contact: Aitkin County SWCD