About Us

Clearwater SWCD

Clearwater SWCD is a local government entity that works with private landowners, nonprofit organizations, and other government agencies to facilitate technical and financial help for the conservation of land and water resources.

Soil & Water District Employees

Lori Buell - District Manager
lori.buell[at]mn.nacdnet.net


Chester Powell - Technician
chester.powell[at]mn.nacdnet.net

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Board Members

Additional Information

District 1.

Alroy Lewis, Chair


Description of district:

Falk, Itasca,N.  LaPrairie, C.LaPrairie, S.LaPrairie, Long Lost Lake, Minerva, Nora, Rice  Townships, and Itasca State Park (portion in Clearwater County). 


Term of service:

2016-2020

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District 2.

Harlan Strandlien, Vice Chair / Secretary
 

Description of district:

Bear Creek, Copley (excluding City of Bagley), Moose Creek, and Shevlin Townships.


Term of service:

2016-2020

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District 3.

Paul Rydeen, Member
 

Description of district:

Clover, Dudley, Greenwood, Leon, and Sinclair Townships.


Term of service:

2014-2018

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District 4.
Marty Cobenias, Treasurer
 

Description of district:

Popple Township and the City of Bagley.


Term of service:

2014-2018

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District 5.
John Gunvalson, Member
 

Description of district:

Eddy, Hangaard, Holst, Pine Lake, and Winsor Townships.


Term of service:

2016-2020

Board Members

(Pictured above from left to right)

Harlan Strandlien, Marty Cobenias, John Gunvalson, Paul Rydeen, and Alroy Lewis.