Lawns to Legumes Grant Program

Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District has grant money available to homeowners on Kroon and Chisago Lake who want to participate in the Lawns to Legumes Program. The Lawns to Legumes program offers a combination of workshops, coaching, planting guides and cost-share funding for installing pollinator-friendly native plantings in residential lawns.

If you are interested in this program please contact:

Jacquelynn Kelzenberg
Chisago SWCD Conservation Technician

Additional information on the Lawns to Legumes Program can be found at

Save the Date – Memorial Day Paddle

Chisago Lakes Water Trail Paddle

Save the date for the annual Memorial Day Paddle on Monday, May 28th. We will be starting from various points on the Chisago Lakes Water Trail and rendezvousing at Pizza Pub in Center City at two o’clock.  Please see this link for the details.  05.28.2018 Memorial Day Paddle Flyer

You can email CLLA if you have further questions:

Baby Loons sited

North Center Loons with Babies 2017

Two successful nesting loons off Herman’s Point on N end of North Center. Very cool, been watching them all day, please keep your distance when boating….

Loons don’t begin breeding until they are three or four years old. The male chooses a territory and attracts a mate. Together the male and female build a nest out of reeds and grasses on the edge of the water. They take turns incubating the one to two eggs the female lays. After 28 to 30 days blackish brown chicks emerge from the eggs, soon ready for a swim. One of the ways parents care for their young is to carry them on their backs to keep them safe from fish and turtle predators. Young loons don’t fly until they are more than two months old.