To conserve and enhance the natural resources of Anoka County.
We do this by:

  • conducting monitoring and analysis,
  • informing landowners and local government in natural resource management, and
  • leveraging technical and financial resources to promote natural resource stewardship practices
Anoka Conservation Interactive Projects Map
Browse the ACD Interactive Projects Map to learn more about the work we do as a soil & water conservation district. View Map...
Matt and Carrie Malette: 2019 Anoka County Outstanding Conservationists
Matt and Carrie Malette of Anoka have been awarded the 2019 Outstanding Conservationists Award for their commitment to protecting natural resources in Anoka County. Read more...
ACD Leads the Way on Rare Plant Conservation in Minnesota. .
Working with community partners, ACD received the first ever rare plant salvage permit from the MN DNR, moving thousands of rare lance-leafed violets from construction sites to the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary. Read more...
Anoka County Water Resource Outreach Collaborative
Launched in 2018 by ACD's Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Emily Johnson, the Anoka County Water Resource Outreach Collaborative (ACWROC) has enhanced countywide outreach and engagement efforts. Read more about the incredible work that the ACWROC is doing to engage citizens in protecting their natural resources.
ACD's Guide to Managing Your Buckthorn This Fall.
Fall is the best time to go after this pesky invasive shrub. Learn more about managing buckthorn with ACD's Buckthorn ID and control guide

Need help controlling an invasive weed on your property? Check out the Anoka Cooperative Weed Management Area (ACWMA) Invasive Species Cost Share Program
Minnesota's Changing Climate: Wetter Years and Warmer Winters Are Here.
Minnesota's Climate is shifting towards overall wetter years and much warmer winters. Read more about some of the trends the state climate data has shown over the past 120 years.
Why You Should be Mulch Mowing Your Leaves this Fall.
Reimagining your fall lawncare can have payoffs for your the health of your grass, soil, and water quality. Read more...
History and Management of the Rum River
The Rum River is the crown jewel of waterways in Anoka County--but it wasn't always this way. Learn more about the history of the Rum River and what we do now to protect the river and its inhabitants.
Now Accepting Pre-Orders for the 2020 Tree Sale.
ACD is now accepting pre-orders for the 2020 Tree Sale! Visit our website and place your order now.
- Well and Septic Maintenance Training: March 12th 5:00 - 7:00 PM @ Ramsey City Hall. Register @
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