Welcome to Washington Conservation District.

Our mission is to enhance, protect, and preserve the natural resources of Washington County through conservation projects, technical guidance, and educational services to citizens and local government.

Encouraging voluntary conservation efforts since 1942

  


News & Events

We're hiring!

Seasonal Water Monitoring Position AnnouncementThe Washington Conservation District (WCD) seeks a self-motivated individual to monitor and assess lake and stream water quality in Washington County, Minnesota.

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to jriggs@mnwcd.org.  Application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m., March 9, 2015.

Conservation Corps Minnesota is currently accepting applications for young adults, ages 18-25, for summer apprentice positions in 30 Soil and Water Conservation Districts throughout Minnesota, including here at the WCD. Apprentices will spend their summer working alongside natural resource professionals to learn hands-on skills in managing soil and water resources. Responsibilities will vary by site and may include communicating with landowners, providing educational materials, monitoring, inspecting sites, preparing reports and other conservation-related activities.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity here.

To apply, visit www.conservationcorps.org/apply by March 22, 2015. (Please apply directly on the Conservation Corps website as any resumes sent to the WCD will not be considered.)


Press Release: Washington Conservation District receives award for innovative "Turtle Tunnel" - congratulations to all! 


Trees, Rain Barrels and Compost Bins

  • 2015 Tree Sale Order Form. Pick up your pre-ordered trees Fri., April 24, 8am-8pm or Sat., April 25, 8am-noon at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Learn more about the program on our tree page

  • 2015 Rain barrel and compost bin sale - Place your order on-line and pick up at the fairgrounds during the tree sale. 

Art on Display: In partnership with the White Bear Center for the Arts, we are excited to showcase the work of several local artists at the Washington Conservation Center. Click here to learn more about current artwork on display. 


Grecian foxglove alert! Learn more about this noxious weed that has been found in Washington County: Notice & Plant Info

Calendar

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Contact us: 455 Hayward Ave. N., Oakdale, 55128,  651-330-8220. 

***NEW START TIME for board meetings*** 

Monthly Board Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00pm.  See past board agendas and minutes >> 

Upcoming Events - info and registration


NEW! Conservation Project Map: The WCD has worked with urban and rural landowners on conservation projects around Washington County - more than 1200 total! Check out our new on-line map to see and learn about the many projects in our county.  

NEW! Conservation Project Map: The WCD has worked with urban and rural landowners on conservation projects around Washington County - more than 1200 total! Check out our new on-line map to see and learn about the many projects in our county.  


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Learn about Clean Water Land and Legacy projects happening in Washington County.

To learn about education opportunities or projects you can do in your area, check out our education page