• Water Quality Testing

    Heather conducting water quality sampling on the Potato River at Upson Falls. This monthly water quality testing is done in through the Bad River Watershed Association monitoring program.
  • Loon Project

    Students checking our Loon nesting platform on one of our study lakes with the Mercer School students. May-July the students visit the study lakes monitoring the loons, water quality and other parameters used to measure lake health.
  • Rain Barrels

    MaryJo showcasing the 150 rain barrels distributed through a large scale rain barrel project back in 2011. The program was a partnership with UW-Extension, Ashland County LWCD and Iron County LWCD. Participants learned about the benefits of rain barrels and were able to purchase them at a discounted price.

Resources for...

  •  There are many programs offered through the LWCD to provide farmers with both technical and financial assistance to ensure soil and water quality.  Click here to learn more.


  •  If you have a cabin or home on a lake or river you can rely on the LWCD to provide you with tips to protect your investment.  From shoreland lighting to habitat restoration to erosion control give us a call to learn how you can be a good steward.  


  • The Iron County Land and Water Conservation Department (LWCD) provides education on environmental issues and on conservation practices. Many of you teach various environmental concepts already in your class whether it’s an english, art, science or another class in your school. We would like to offer support through our new class programs that may compliment your curriculum.


  • There are many ways to get involved in protecting the many beautiful lakes and rivers of Iron County. Volunteer activities can range from kayaking or canoeing your favorite stretch of a local stream to monitor for invasive species or stopping to take some simple water quality samples while you are out on your evening pontoon ride.


Conservation On Tap for 2016!


Back by popular demand we bring you the Conservation on Tap line up for 2016.  From Monarchs to Bobcats, to Lake Superior’s Marine Sanctuary and more, you will be sure to find something that will peak your interest.  Bring your friends, family, neighbors and that guy off the street, and join us for fun filled evenings full of interesting conversations at The Pines Beer Garden located in Mercer.

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Native Grasses and Wildflower Pick up JUNE 3rd!

Don’t forget the Native Plant Sale’s Grass and Wildflower pickup is just around the corner!  June 3rd, 2016 come pick up your order and get your plants in the ground.  

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June 2016

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It's that time of year again! Please come out and join us for Conservation On Tap held at The Pines in their Beer Garden. Tonight's speaker is Cathy Techtmann who will be speaking about the Lake Superior Freshwater Marine Sanctuary. Bring your friends, family and neighbor and come at 6pm to learn more about this exciting topic!!!! See you tonight, rain or shine! ... See MoreSee Less

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Two events in Iron County this week you don't want to miss. Tonight at 6pm "Conservation on Tap" at The Pines in Mercer. Topic Lake Superior Freshwater Marine Sanctuary. Wednesday from 9-11 at the Mercer Community Center -Iron County Water Quality Data Collection Training. 12-4:00 also on Wednesday Invasive Species I.D. Day. Bring us your plants and we will help you Identify them. Land or Water Plants are welcome. ... See MoreSee Less

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Alert: Be on the lookout for this toxic invasive species. Giant Hogweed. Giant hogweed has a large leaf and if exposed to the plants juices can cause serious blistering and scaring. Iron County has two sites with Giant hogweed and we want people to contact the Iron County Land and Water Conservation Department if you think you have seen this plant. There is a native similar looking plant call cow parsnip that can be easily misidentified.

See weblink for more information. www.strathcona.ca/departments/transportation-and-agriculture-services/plants-crops-and-horticultu...
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