Landscape Revival Plant Sale
Jun
3
9:00 am09:00

Landscape Revival Plant Sale

  • Cub Foods

Purchase pollinator-safe native plants at Landscape Revival. Native growers participating in the sale do not use systemic pesticides.

The Landscape Revival — Native Plant Expo and Market offers gardeners one convenient location to shop for Minnesota native plants from 12 local native growers and learn how to use the plants from conservation organizations. The goal of Landscape Revival is to promote the use of native plants by educating about their benefits for wildlife habitat, pollinators and water quality. The event is sponsored by Saint Paul Audubon, Capitol Region Watershed District, Wild Ones , Blue Thumb and Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District.

Sponsors: St. Paul Audubon Society, Blue Thumb, Wild Ones, and Neighborhood Greening

WaterFest
Jun
3
11:00 am11:00

WaterFest

  • Lake Phalen

WaterFest is a free celebration of our clean lakes and offers outdoor fun and opportunities for hands-on learning about the water quality, wildlife, and special ecological features of our beautiful watershed.

WaterFest 2017 - www.rwmwd.org/waterfest

"Make Waves"
Save the date!
Saturday, June 3
Lake Phalen in St. Paul
11 AM - 4 PM

WCD Board Meeting
Jun
14
2:00 pm14:00

WCD Board Meeting

Board meetings are held at the WCD office on the 2nd Wednesday each month, at 2:00 pm. The public is welcome.

Forest Lake Pond Dipping
Jun
20
5:00 pm17:00

Forest Lake Pond Dipping

  • Lakeside Park

Discover what lives in Forest Lake

Join East Metro Water Resource Education representatives and dip nets into the water to catch a closer look at the creatures that live in the lake and what they tell us about how clean our water is. Please wear outdoor play attire.

FREE! Open to all ages. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

This event will take place during City of Forest Lake’s Arts in the Park and Farmer’s Market at Lakeside Memorial Park.  For more information on this event, check the City’s website here: http://ci.forest-lake.mn.us/192/Arts-in-the-Park

Open Yard Series
Jun
21
6:30 pm18:30

Open Yard Series

  • 8845 Lansing Avenue North Stillwater, MN, 55082 United States

Join Brown's Creek Watershed District resident Bob Rystrom for the second night in the Open Yards Series! We welcome YOU to come and learn about conservation projects for your own yard! 

Topic of the night: Soil - infiltraion, septic systems, garden weeds. 

FREE!

Campfire Program - Lake Elmo Regional Park
Jun
24
7:15 pm19:15

Campfire Program - Lake Elmo Regional Park

  • Lake Elmo Regional Park

The Washington Conservation District is hosting the campfire program for LERP! We will be leading a session on Pond Life - including a walk down to the pond to search for creatures living in the water. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes! There will be s'mores! 

FREE with a Washington County Parks pass or daily permit of $5. 

Edgewater Park Pond Dipping
Jun
27
6:30 pm18:30

Edgewater Park Pond Dipping

  • Edgewater Park

Discover what lives in Colby Lake

Join East Metro Water Resource Education representatives and dip nets into the water to catch a closer look at the creatures that live in the lake and what they tell us about how clean our water is. Please meet at the pavillion at Edgewater Park and wear outdoor play attire and be prepared to take an easy hike along paved trails. 

FREE! Open to all ages. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

Autumn Hills Park Pond Dipping
Jul
6
6:30 pm18:30

Autumn Hills Park Pond Dipping

  • Autumn Hills Park

Discover what lives in Autumn Hills Park

Join East Metro Water Resource Education representatives and dip nets into the water to catch a closer look at the creatures that live in the lake and what they tell us about how clean our water is. Please meet at the pavillion at Autumn Hills Park and wear outdoor play attire and be prepared to take an easy hike along paved trails. 

FREE! Open to all ages. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

WCD Board Meeting
Jul
12
2:00 pm14:00

WCD Board Meeting

Board meetings are held at the WCD office on the 2nd Wednesday each month, at 2:00 pm. The public is welcome.

Tanners Lake Pond Dipping
Jul
12
6:30 pm18:30

Tanners Lake Pond Dipping

  • Tanners Lake

Discover what lives in Tanners Lake 

Join East Metro Water Resource Education representatives and dip nets into the water to catch a closer look at the creatures that live in the lake and what they tell us about how clean our water is. Please meet at the fishing pier at Tanners Lake and wear outdoor play attire and be prepared to take an easy hike along paved trails. 

FREE! Open to all ages. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

Campfire Program - St. Croix Bluffs
Jul
15
7:15 pm19:15

Campfire Program - St. Croix Bluffs

  • St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park

The Washington Conservation District is hosting the campfire program for St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park! We will be leading a session on Prairie Life. There will be s'mores! 

FREE with a Washington County Parks pass or daily permit of $5. 

Lions Park Pond Dipping
Jul
18
6:30 pm18:30

Lions Park Pond Dipping

  • Lions Park

Discover what lives in the Mississippi River

Join East Metro Water Resource Education representatives and dip nets into the water to catch a closer look at the creatures that live in the lake and what they tell us about how clean our water is. Please meet at the bridge at Lions Park and wear outdoor play attire and be prepared to take an easy hike along paved trails. 

FREE! Open to all ages. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

Open Yard Series
Jul
19
6:30 pm18:30

Open Yard Series

  • 7010 Mid Oaks Avenue North Stillwater, MN, 55082 United States

Join Brown's Creek Watershed District residents Larry and Janet Timmerman for the third in the Open Yards Series! We welcome YOU to come and learn about conservation projects for your own yard! 

Topic of the night: Shoreline stabilization - weeds, native plants, and best stabilization options for a restored shoreline. 

FREE!

Long Lake Pond Dipping
Jul
24
6:30 pm18:30

Long Lake Pond Dipping

  • Long Lake

Join us at this FREE family friendly event! We will dip nets into the water to catch a closer look at the creatures that live in the lake and what they tell us about how clean our water is. Please meet at the dock off of Heritage Ct. Wear outdoor play attire and be prepared to
take an easy hike along paved trails.


FREE! Open to all ages. Youth must be
accompanied by an adult.

Pinetree Pond Dipping
Jul
26
6:30 pm18:30

Pinetree Pond Dipping

  • Pinetree Park

NEIGHBORHOOD POND DIPPING

East Metro Watershed educators will team-up with City Cottage Grove staff to host a family-friendly event to explore and learn more about our local ponds.  Discover natural plants and the role these plants play in providing habitat and filtering pollution from our waters.  We’ll also use dip nets to get a closer look at the tiny critters – or macroinvertebrates – that are living in the lake.  These tiny creatures can tell us something about how clean the lake is.  It will be an easy walk, participants should wear outdoor and pond muck friendly shoes and clothes. There is no prior registration required.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Ages: Everyone

Date: July 26

Time: 6:30pm

Park: Pine Tree Valley (meet at the building)

Cost: Free

Washington County Fair
Aug
2
Aug 6

Washington County Fair

  • Washington County Fairgrounds

Join us at the Washington County Fair for the WCD's 75th Anniversary! 

WCD Board Meeting
Aug
9
2:00 pm14:00

WCD Board Meeting

Board meetings are held at the WCD office on the 2nd Wednesday each month, at 2:00 pm. The public is welcome.

Open Yard Series
Aug
16
6:30 pm18:30

Open Yard Series

  • 12999 Keller Avenue North Hugo, MN, 55038 United States

Join Brown's Creek Watershed District resident Jyneen Thatcher for the first Open Yards event! We welcome YOU to come and learn about conservation projects for your own yard! 

Topic of the night: Prairie Plant Identification - prairies are in full bloom this time of year in Minnesota! You won't want to miss this. 

FREE!

 

WCD Board Meeting
Sep
13
2:00 pm14:00

WCD Board Meeting

Board meetings are held at the WCD office on the 2nd Wednesday each month, at 2:00 pm. The public is welcome.

Open Yard Series
Sep
20
6:00 pm18:00

Open Yard Series

  • 2854 Nightingale Court Stillwater, MN, 55082 United States

Join Brown's Creek Watershed District residents Karen and Paul Richtman for the find in the Open Yards Series! We welcome YOU to come and learn about conservation projects for your own yard! 

Topic of the night: Urban Lot Options - raingardens, butterfly gardens, weed and native plant ID. FREE!

*Note earlier time due to decreasing daylight. I know... 

WCD Board Meeting
Oct
11
2:00 pm14:00

WCD Board Meeting

Board meetings are held at the WCD office on the 2nd Wednesday each month, at 2:00 pm. The public is welcome.

WCD Board Meeting
Nov
8
2:00 pm14:00

WCD Board Meeting

Board meetings are held at the WCD office on the 2nd Wednesday each month, at 2:00 pm. The public is welcome.

WCD Board Meeting
Dec
13
2:00 pm14:00

WCD Board Meeting

Board meetings are held at the WCD office on the 2nd Wednesday each month, at 2:00 pm. The public is welcome.


Open Yard Series
May
24
6:30 pm18:30

Open Yard Series

  • 12999 Keller Avenue North Hugo, MN, 55038 United States

***POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER***

Join Brown's Creek Watershed District resident Jyneen Thatcher for the first in our Open Yards Series! We welcome YOU to come and learn about conservation projects for your own yard! 

Topic of the night: Large lot options and forested areas – buckthorn, regeneration after management, woodland wildflowers, shrub options

FREE!

BBQ For Businesses
May
23
11:30 am11:30

BBQ For Businesses

  • Washington Conservation District

Local Businesses are invited to stop by the Washington Conservation District for a FREE BBQ and a tour of the clean water demonstration projects. Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Mill Stream Day
May
21
12:00 pm12:00

Mill Stream Day

  • Burris Park

Mill Stream Day is set for Sun., May 21 , from noon to 4 p.m. in Burris Park (near the Village Center in Marine on St. Croix). 

Marine’s annual festival of spring in the St. Croix Valley is celebrated with live music by local artists, performances by traditional Morris dancers and a maypole ribbon dance. 

The Carnelian-Marine-St. Croix Watershed District will be present to discuss what water conservation and protection issues are important to Marine residents, and there will probably be free ice cream! 

Belwin Bison Release
May
20
11:00 am11:00

Belwin Bison Release

  • Belwin Conservancy

The Belwin Conservancy will release a herd of about 40 bison at our restored prairie in Afton, Minnesota. Please come and help us celebrate as we welcome the bison back to Belwin for the eighth year!

The release will occur at noon sharp, but come starting at 11 a.m for family-friendly activities and to learn about bison and the prairie. Food trucks will be on hand to sell food at the event.

Parking is available at the Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields located at 15601 Hudson Road, West Lakeland, Minnesota. Guests can enjoy a short walk through the prairie to the bison release site or hop aboard a free tractor ride. Limited parking nearer the release site on Division Street is available for those who require special access.

Cost: This event and parking are free and open to the public.

When
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Activities begin at 11 a.m. and the arrival of the bison is scheduled for 12 noon.

Where
The Bison release will occur at the Belwin Conservancy's bison observation area located on Division Street in Afton, Minnesota. This location is very near the 94 bridge.

All parking for the release will be at the Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields, located at 15601 Hudson Road in West Lakeland, Minnesota. Hudson Road is the south frontage road for Interstate 94 and the athletic fields are located between Stagecoach Trail and Saint Croix Trail.

http://www.belwin.org/events/219/

Plant Sale
May
20
8:00 am08:00

Plant Sale

  • 601 Olive Street West Stillwater, MN, 55082 United States

This year we will again feature perennials from our own established gardens and will highlight pollinator friendly plant varieties.  Also included will be vegetables, herbs and annuals.  And if you're looking for the perfect gardening book or some fun garden accessories, there will be a nice selection of those as well.  Please contact us at trilliumchapter@outlook.com with questions.

The address is: 601 Olive Street, Stillwater, MN

Illicit Discharge Management (IDDE)
May
11
9:00 am09:00

Illicit Discharge Management (IDDE)

  • Washington Conservation District

Why Should you attend? 
Are you responsible for inspecting storm sewer pipes and responding to complaints? Do you have an NPDES MS4 permit with Illicit Discharge (IDDE) requirements? This half day workshop will cover topics on illicit discharge relevant to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Permit. This event will provide a basic overview of IDDE, how to approach a suspected illicit discharge, and how to respond to suspected discharges. Attendees of this workshop will qualify for 2 PDHs.

Who should attend?
This seminar is for municipal staff who are responsible for NPDES MS4 Permit IDDE compliance. Municipal maintenance staff who are routinely in the field will also benefit from this training.

Date and Location
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Washington Conservation District
455 Hayward Ave N
Oakdale MN 55128
9:00 am to 11:30 am

Fee
The workshop registration fee is $35. This fee includes the training workbook materials. Assistance with keeping program fees low has been made available through the East Metro Water Resource Education Program. Register at www.erosion.umn.edu

WCD Board Meeting
May
10
2:00 pm14:00

WCD Board Meeting

Board meetings are held at the WCD office on the 2nd Wednesday each month, at 2:00 pm. The public is welcome.

Forest Lake Spring Dreaming Workshop
May
2
6:30 pm18:30

Forest Lake Spring Dreaming Workshop

  • Forest Lake City Hall

Join the East Metro Water Resource Education Program and Washington County Master Gardeners for some Spring Dreaming!

This fun, informal workshop will provide how-to's and resources for:

    •Lawn care & lawn alternatives (low-mow and bee-friendly);
    •Backyard composting; 
    •Creating habitat for pollinators, birds and wildlife in your yard;
    •Raingardens and native plantings that prevent runoff pollution and conserve water. 

Best of all, there are free site visits, garden grants, and design assistance to help you get started! 

***RSVP by April 30 to receive a free aerial map of your property to use during the workshop***

Forest Lake - May 2 - 6:30-8pm - Washington Conservation District 

RSVP to the workshops at: tinyurl.com/SpringDream2017

For more information contact Jenn Radtke: jradtke@mnwcd.org or 651-330-8220 x44

Compost Bin/Rain Barrel Sale Pick UP
Apr
28
8:00 am08:00

Compost Bin/Rain Barrel Sale Pick UP

  • Hugo Public Works

Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Pick UP with RAM

Order rain barrels and compost bins on recycleminnesota.org for easy pick-up at the Hugo Public Works Building!

Call 651-641-4589 with any questions!  

Hugo Spring Dreaming Workshop
Apr
27
6:30 pm18:30

Hugo Spring Dreaming Workshop

  • Hugo City Hall

Join the East Metro Water Resource Education Program and Washington County Master Gardeners for some Spring Dreaming!

This fun, informal workshop will provide how-to's and resources for:

    •Lawn care & lawn alternatives (low-mow and bee-friendly);
    •Backyard composting; 
    •Creating habitat for pollinators, birds and wildlife in your yard;
    •Raingardens and native plantings that prevent runoff pollution and conserve water. 

Best of all, there are free site visits, garden grants, and design assistance to help you get started! 

***RSVP by April 25 to receive a free aerial map of your property to use during the workshop***

Hugo - April 27 - City Hall

RSVP to the workshops at: tinyurl.com/SpringDream2017

For more information contact Jenn Radtke: jradtke@mnwcd.org or 651-330-8220 x44

Volume Control and Bioretention Design
Apr
25
8:00 am08:00

Volume Control and Bioretention Design

  • Washington Conservation District

Why should you attend?
Learn how to design for volume control benefits and requirements using bioretention, infiltration and other techniques. This program will take you through the design process from site layout to construction observation. This seminar will qualify for 5.5 PDHs.

Who should attend?
This is a technical training for public and private engineers, Soil and Water Conservation District technical
staff, and others involved in designing, reviewing, or inspecting stormwater management volume control
practices.

Date and Location
Tuesday April 25, 2017
Washington Conservation District
455 Hayward Ave
Oakdale, MN 55128

Cost of Attendance
Workshop Registration is $250. This fee includes lunch and the conference information packet. To register check www.erosion.umn.edu or call 800-646-2282 or 612-625-9733 for updated information

St. Croix Summit
Apr
21
8:00 am08:00

St. Croix Summit

  • University of Wisconsin River Falls

2017 St. Croix Summit

Connecting the Dots: Creating Partnerships for Change

Annually, the St. Croix Water Resources Planning Team (the Basin Team) and the St. Croix River Association present the St. Croix Summit, a conference dedicated to presenting information about the health of the St. Croix River and its watershed.

The Basin Team is an interstate, interagency partnership formed in 1993 to address water resource issues in the St. Croix Basin. It has developed water quality goals for the St. Croix and is working to implement water quality protection, outreach, and monitoring.

The SCRA’s mission is to protect, restore and celebrate the St. Croix River and its watershed. With an approach based on partnerships, SCRA is working to realize a vision for the St. Croix as a place where rivers run free and clean, a diverse habitat sustains our unique and diverse flora and fauna, people have access to our National Park and the park flourishes, towns throughout the basin thrive, and people celebrate the river.

Level II Smart Salting Training
Apr
19
8:30 am08:30

Level II Smart Salting Training

  • Hugo City Hall

Rice Creek Watershed District will host a FREE Level II Smart Salting Training on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017. The workshop will be held from 8:30am – 1:00pm at the Hugo City Hall in the Oneka Room (14669 Fitzgerald Avenue North in Hugo, MN).

This training provides an opportunity for public works managers, supervisors, superintendents and other lead staff to review their current best management practices and salt use for possible savings. Participants are asked to bring a laptop to the training.

Winter Maintenance Assessment tool (WMAt)
Each attendee will be using the Winter Maintenance Assessment tool (WMAt) to focus on issues that apply to their salting practices and future plans. Tool outputs are individualized based on attendee current and future practices. The class allows time to use this effective tool.
Participants will learn how to use the WMAt and how to use reports in budget planning and for communication with public officials or others who provide funding for the maintenance work.

Level II Organizational Certification
Participants will also work towards submitting their Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Smart Salting Level II Certification: Winter Maintenance Assessment tool. You can find out more about this at the MPCA website.

TO REGISTER contact Beth Carreño at Rice Creek Watershed District at bcarreno@ricecreek.org or 763-398-3088. Refreshments & lunch will be provided.

This workshop is sponsored by the Rice Creek Watershed District, funded by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and taught by Fortin Consulting, INC.

Oakdale Spring Dreaming Workshop
Apr
18
6:30 pm18:30

Oakdale Spring Dreaming Workshop

  • Washington Conservation District

Join the East Metro Water Resource Education Program and Washington County Master Gardeners for some Spring Dreaming!

This fun, informal workshop will provide how-to's and resources for:

    •Lawn care & lawn alternatives (low-mow and bee-friendly);
    •Backyard composting; 
    •Creating habitat for pollinators, birds and wildlife in your yard;
    •Raingardens and native plantings that prevent runoff pollution and conserve water. 

Best of all, there are free site visits, garden grants, and design assistance to help you get started! 

***RSVP by April 16 to receive a free aerial map of your property to use during the workshop***

Oakdale - April 18 - 6:30-8pm - Washington Conservation District - FREE

RSVP to the workshops at: tinyurl.com/SpringDream2017

For more information contact Jenn Radtke: jradtke@mnwcd.org or 651-330-8220 x44

WCD Board Meeting
Apr
12
2:00 pm14:00

WCD Board Meeting

Board meetings are held at the WCD office on the 2nd Wednesday each month, at 2:00 pm. The public is welcome.

St. Paul Park Spring Dreaming Workshop
Apr
11
6:30 pm18:30

St. Paul Park Spring Dreaming Workshop

  • Saint Paul Park City Hall

Join the East Metro Water Resource Education Program and Washington County Master Gardeners for some Spring Dreaming!

This fun, informal workshop will provide how-to's and resources for:

    •Lawn care & lawn alternatives (low-mow and bee-friendly);
    •Backyard composting; 
    •Creating habitat for pollinators, birds and wildlife in your yard;
    •Raingardens and native plantings that prevent runoff pollution and conserve water. 

Best of all, there are free site visits, garden grants, and design assistance to help you get started! 

***RSVP by April 9 to receive a free aerial print out of your property to use during the workshop***

St. Paul Park - April 11 - 6:30-8pm - City Hall - FREE

RSVP to the workshops at: tinyurl.com/SpringDream2017

For more information contact Jenn Radtke: jradtke@mnwcd.org or 651-330-8220 x44

Casey Lake Spring Dreaming Workshop
Apr
6
6:30 pm18:30

Casey Lake Spring Dreaming Workshop

  • Casey Lake Park

The East Metro Water Resource Education Program and Master Gardeners in Washington County invite you to join us for some Spring Dreaming!

Each fun, informal workshop will help you with ideas and how-tos for your own property including:

    •Backyard composting;
    •Managing drainage and erosion issues using raingardens, swales, 
      dry creeks while protecting water resources;
    •Creating habitat for pollinators, birds and wildlife on your property; 
    •Alternative to lawns, such as no-mow and bee lawns.

Enjoy a FREE evening with your community and get helpful advice from Master Gardeners and Water Resource Educators.

***RSVPs received at least 2 days before the workshop will receive a free aerial print out of their property to use during the workshop***

North Saint Paul - April 6 @ 6p.m. Casey Lake Park Building

RSVP to the workshops at: tinyurl.com/SpringDream2017

For more information contact Jenn Radtke: jradtke@mnwcd.org or 651-330-8220 x44

Turf Grass Maintenance Workshop for Lawn Care Professionals
Apr
5
8:30 am08:30

Turf Grass Maintenance Workshop for Lawn Care Professionals

  • South Service Center

Everywhere in the East Metro people are changing lawn care practices to save time, money, and protecting lakes, streams and groundwater resources.

Turf Grass Maintenance Workshop and Certification*

Who should attend: property managers, private maintenance companies, schools, parks departments, golf courses, churches, and anyone responsible for turf grass maintenance. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM 

Washington County South Service Center 

13000 Ravine Pkwy S

Cottage Grove, MN 55016

*An optional test is offered at the end of the workshop to earn Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 

(MPCA) Level I Certification in Turf grass Maintenance Best Practices. Certified individuals are listed on the MPCA and Washington Conservation District websites. 

Training Topics:

  • Equipment calibration
  • Selection and application of fertilizers
  • Mowing and seeding techniques
  • Pesticide application and weed control
  • Minimizing environmental impacts
  • Cost saving tips
  • Customer expectations 
  • Legal issues
  • environmental effects of turfgrass maintenance

Training Materials:Turfgrass Maintenance with Reduced Environmental Impacts Manual

Certification and Training Program Partners: Fortin Consulting, Inc., Mn/DOT, CTAP, U of M Extension, Golf Course Superintendents Association, MN Landscapes and Nurseries Association

Funding for these workshops is provided by MPCA through a grant from US EPA, Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Fund, and local partners.

Adapting to a Changing World
Mar
28
6:00 pm18:00

Adapting to a Changing World

  • North Branch Senior Center

As you have no doubt noticed, MN weather patterns, growing seasons, and average temps have changed over the last few years, along with shifts in biodiversity, nitrogen availability and carbon dioxide levels. These changes impact not just our trees and gardens, but MN’s biomes and natural ecosystems. CCESR is home to one of the world’s longest-running studies on global change and plant communities, and is learning new information every year to help people prepare for the future. Caitlin will cover the basics of global change in Minnesota and its real and potential impacts on our native plant communities, and share recent findings from research conducted at CCESR.

http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/chisago/master-gardeners/article/2017-spring-series-classes

**All classes are held at the Senior Center in North Branch and begin at 6pm. Make sure to download the attached brochure with all the information you need. And make sure to send in your registration right away to ensure you have a seat! Feel free to contact our office if you have any questions @ 651/277-0151

Workshop for Realtors
Mar
9
9:00 am09:00

Workshop for Realtors

  • Stillwater Public Library

EMWREP will be partnering with the St. Croix River Association and Minnesota DNR
to hold a half-day workshop for realtors on March 9. The workshop is designed to help
realtors understand local and state shoreline rules, as well as to help them answer common
questions from home buyers about beaches, docks, shoreline vegetation management,
and remodeling. The workshop will be held at the Stillwater Library. Look for a flyer with
registratoin later this winter.

WCD Board Meeting
Mar
8
2:00 pm14:00

WCD Board Meeting

Board meetings are held at the WCD office on the 2nd Wednesday each month, at 2:00 pm. The public is welcome.

Tree Workshop
Feb
23
5:30 pm17:30

Tree Workshop

  • Oakdale Discovery Center

***Note Location change***

Wondering what trees would thrive in your yard? What trees are the most resilient in Minnesota's changing climate? What's the proper method of planting a tree? If you are looking at any big landscaping changes to your property this coming growing season, especially planting trees, it is indeed time to start planning!

The Washington Conservation District (WCD) is already preparing for the annual Tree Sale and we are ready to help! On February 23rd, 2017, we will be offering a FREE dinner and a short evening workshop to help you find the answers to these questions and more with expert guest presenters from the US Forest Service, the DNR and the WCD.

We hope you can join us! Space is limited so register early!

When: February 23rd, 2017 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Oakdale Discovery Center 4444 Hadley Ave N Oakdale, MN 55128

Cost: FREE

RSVP: Required for dinner tinyurl.com/2017Trees or call Jenn Radtke at 651-330-8220 x44

To order trees: www.mnwcd.org/land/trees/

Phalen Freeze Fest
Feb
11
2:00 pm14:00

Phalen Freeze Fest

  • Lake Phalen Boat House

Phalen Freeze Fest is an annual celebration of winter! Join us outside to enjoy the season with a variety of winter activities. Watch the Story of Shingebiss, fish through the ice, cook food over a fire, play boot hockey, snowshoe, build a fire, go on a story walk and more! Free and open to all.

Visit the Phalen Freeze Fest event page for more details: https://www.meetup.com/Explore-Outdoors-STP/events/235581386/

WCD Board Meeting
Feb
8
2:00 pm14:00

WCD Board Meeting

Board meetings are held at the WCD office on the 2nd Wednesday each month, at 2:00 pm. The public is welcome.

WCD Board Meeting
Jan
11
2:00 pm14:00

WCD Board Meeting

Board meetings are held at the WCD office on the 2nd Wednesday each month, at 2:00 pm. The public is welcome.

WCD Board Meeting
Dec
14
2:00 pm14:00

WCD Board Meeting

Board meetings are held at the WCD office on the 2nd Wednesday each month, at 2:00 pm. The public is welcome.

East Metro Lakes Meeting
Nov
14
6:00 pm18:00

East Metro Lakes Meeting

  • Forest Lake City Center - Community Room

Aquatic Invasive Species Update Meeting
for Washington and southern Chisago Counties

AIS Prevention, Early Detection, and Rapid Response Planning

  • Education and watercraft inspections
  • Enhanced enforcement of AIS laws
    • Training for Sheriff’s Dept. Water Patrol
    • Coordination with watercraft inspections programs
  • Monitoring for early detection of new AIS infestations
    • Professional monitoring near priority launches
    • Volunteer monitoring - New AIS Early Detector Program & zebra mussel plates
  • Rapid response planning
    • County-wide activities
    • Developing a rapid response team for each lake
    • Determining protocols for containment and treatment
    • How to fund (if treatment is practical)

Learn about, discuss, and provide feedback on recommendations being made to Washington County for 2017. Consider who from your lake should be involved in: 1) Rapid response teams; and, 2) Training to become an AIS “Early Detector”. Begin thinking about a communications and funding strategy for your lake if a new infestation is found.

RSVP angie.hong@mnwcd.org or 651-330-8220 x.35