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

Upcoming Events - info and registration

* To request a site visit, sign-up online or call the main line at 651-330-8220.


We're Hiring! 

Washington Conservation District, a local unit of government dedicated to land and water conservation, is accepting applications for a highly motivated Water Resource Technician. This position provides support for water monitoring and other conservation efforts in Washington County. Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Jay Riggs, Manager, Washington Conservation District. Application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m., August 26, 2015. Full job description and application instructions are available here. 


Wondering about your wetlands? What to Know Before You Work

Minnesota’s landscape includes roughly 10.6 million acres of wetlands. While many people think of wetlands as swampy, marshy areas with standing water and cattails, the reality is wetlands take on many forms. In addition to swampy, marshy areas, wetlands can vary from grassy meadows, to forested wetlands covered in trees and shrubs, to wet areas of cultivated farm fields. Many wetlands are actually dry for most of the year, with no standing water. It can be very difficult to identify wetlands and wetland regulations can be quite complex. If there is the potential for your project to impact a wetland, before you start it is important to contact your local WCA regulatory authority. If you don’t know where to start, your local Soil and Water Conservation District can help you determine which agency is your local contact. 


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


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


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

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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.