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've moved! Our new address is 455 Hayward Avenue North, Oakdale MN 55128.

We are currently accepting applications for a summer watershed outreach and special events intern.

We will be having a tree sale in 2014! Due to a recent decision at the MN legislature, the MN DNR tree nursery will be able to continue providing bareroot saplings for our annual sale. Order information is available on our Trees page

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Rain barrels and Compost Bins This spring, the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) is working with cities and counties throughout Minnesota to bring affordable rain barrels and compost bins to Minnesota residents. Products must be pre-ordered through RAM and picked up on the designated pick-up date. Pick-up dates range from April 25-June 14 in various locations around the Twin Cities Metro Area. Check out the RAM website for more details and to order. 

Protect lakes and rivers from salt! Watch this 15min video to learn tips for keeping your driveway and sidewalks clear and safe. List of certified winter maintenance providers in the East Metro Area is available here


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

Monthly Board Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm.  See past board agendas and minutes >> 

Upcoming Events - info and registration


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