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Stearns County Shoreland Workshop to be held on February 2

The Stearns County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Stearns County Environmental Services will be hosting the Stearns County Shoreland Workshop on February 2, 2023, at the Gorecki Conference Center at the College of St. Benedict campus.


The cost to attend is $30/person if registered by January 25th (price increases to $75 after January 25th). Lunch and refreshments are provided. To see agenda and register, download the registration form. Seating is limited; register early.


If you plan on excavating, landscaping, grading or hauling fill within the Shoreland areas of Stearns County, you are required to attend this training once every 2 years. You must obtain a license and $10,000 bond. Attendees who compete the workshop and submit a license and bond will be listed on the Stearns County Contractor List.


Who should attend?

· Shoreland Contractors and Excavators

· Lake Association Representatives

· Local Government Officials

· Developers

· Landscapers and Landscape Designers

· Architects and Engineers

· Home Builders and Designers

Topics this year:

· Learn how to better manage construction project sites

· Improve your ability to identify the right products to use and how to install them

· Get the facts about DNR permits

· Find out what is going on with AIS

· Listen to contractors and property owners talk about recent projects


Questions about the conference? Call the Stearns County Environmental Services office at (320) 656-3613 or (800) 450-0852.

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