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

We're Hiring! 

The Washington Conservation District (WCD) seeks a self-motivated individual to provide watercraft inspections to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in Washington County, Minnesota. For a complete description of this seasonal position, click here. Position(s) is open until filled  -  closing date for applications is May 8, 2015 at 4p.m. 

Request for Proposals:

The East Metro Water Resource Education Program is soliciting requests for proposals (RFP) to develop one or two portable educational displays that illustrate the importance of groundwater issues relevant to Washington County and actions people can take to protect groundwater resources. Details about the RFP are available here. Proposals are due April 25.


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


Trees, Rain Barrels and Compost Bins

We are no longer taking new orders. Pick up your pre-ordered trees, rain barrels and compost bins Fri., April 24, 8am-8pm or Sat., April 25, 8am-noon at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Extra stock will be sold on-site on a first come, first served basis. 


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