Turf Talks- Free Lawn Care Program
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Turf Talks- Free Lawn Care Program

  • Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join your neighbors and friends for an informal evening of property management education! Jack MacKenzie, a St. Croix Master Watershed Steward and a U of M Turf Science Graduate, will be covering a wide range of topics such as fertilization, soil testing, water use, weed control, plant protectants, mowing, and more. 

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Turf Talks - Free Lawn Care Program
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Turf Talks - Free Lawn Care Program

  • Comfort Lake Forest Lake Watershed District Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join your neighbors and friends for an informal evening of property management education! Jack MacKenzie, a St. Croix Master Watershed Steward and a U of M Turf Science Graduate, will be covering a wide range of topics such as fertilization, soil testing, water use, weed control, plant protectants, mowing, and more. 

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Turf Talks - Free Lawn Care Program
Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

Turf Talks - Free Lawn Care Program

  • Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join your neighbors and friends for an informal evening of property management education! Jack MacKenzie, a St. Croix Master Watershed Steward and a U of M Turf Science Graduate, will be covering a wide range of topics such as fertilization, soil testing, water use, weed control, plant protectants, mowing, and more. 

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Turf Talks - Free Lawn Care Program
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Turf Talks - Free Lawn Care Program

  • Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join your neighbors and friends for an informal evening of property management education! Jack MacKenzie, a St. Croix Master Watershed Steward and a U of M Turf Science Graduate, will be covering a wide range of topics such as fertilization, soil testing, water use, weed control, plant protectants, mowing, and more.

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Turf Talks - Free Lawn Care Program
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

Turf Talks - Free Lawn Care Program

  • Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join your neighbors and friends for an informal evening of property management education! Jack MacKenzie, a St. Croix Master Watershed Steward and a U of M Turf Science Graduate, will be covering a wide range of topics such as fertilization, soil testing, water use, weed control, plant protectants, mowing, and more. 

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Turf Talks - Free Lawn Care Program
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Turf Talks - Free Lawn Care Program

  • Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join your neighbors and friends for an informal evening of property management education! Jack MacKenzie, a St. Croix Master Watershed Steward and a U of M Turf Science Graduate, will be covering a wide range of topics such as fertilization, soil testing, water use, weed control, plant protectants, mowing, and more. 

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Smart Irrigation Education Event
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Smart Irrigation Education Event

On the fence about buying a smart irrigation controller? 
Want to learn about the importance of water conservation? 
Have questions about Woodbury’s Water Efficiency Program? 

Attend the Smart Irrigation Education Event at Central Park in Woodbury that will help you become water wise and equip you with all the resources you need to start conserving water today! 

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Turf Talks - Free Lawn Care Program
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Turf Talks - Free Lawn Care Program

  • Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join your neighbors and friends for an informal evening of property management education! Jack MacKenzie, a St. Croix Master Watershed Steward and a U of M Turf Science Graduate, will be covering a wide range of topics such as fertilization, soil testing, water use, weed control, plant protectants, mowing, and more. 

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Prairie Maintenance Workshop
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Prairie Maintenance Workshop

Invitation Only. Join the Washington Conservation District and fellow prairie restoration landowners for an evening of all things prairie maintenance: prescribed burning, mowing, herbicide application, weed identification, and more! Local experts will be there to answer any questions you may have and provide tips on how to stay on top of your maintenance routine. 

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Prairie Maintenance Workshop
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Prairie Maintenance Workshop

Invitation Only. Join the Washington Conservation District and fellow prairie restoration landowners for an evening of all things prairie maintenance: prescribed burning, mowing, herbicide application, weed identification, and more! Local experts will be there to answer any questions you may have and provide tips on how to stay on top of your maintenance routine. 

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Open Yard Series
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Open Yard Series

  • 2854 Nightingale Court Stillwater, MN, 55082 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Brown's Creek Watershed District residents Karen and Paul Richtman for the final event 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 that this program will begin earlier than previous Open Yard events - 6pm. 

RSVP on-line at: http://tinyurl.com/BCWDOpenYards  

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Buckthorn Workshop in Woodbury
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Buckthorn Workshop in Woodbury

Buckthorn is a non-native, invasive shrub that ruins habitat in Washington County, Learn how to identify common and smooth buckthorn and how to control and dispose of buckthorn safely. The workshop will be in two parts: a presentation and then a hands-on ID. Please wear appropriate clothing and be prepared for a short walk. 

Age 18 years and older
Powers Lake shelter in Woodbury
Registration required at www.woodburyrecreation.com #551273-01

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75th Anniversary - Friends & Conservation Cooperators Appreciation Picnic
Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

75th Anniversary - Friends & Conservation Cooperators Appreciation Picnic

Help us celebrate 75 years of conservation and natural resource protection in Washington County! We’ll provide the grilling food; bring your family and a dish to share.

Lawn games 🌞 Playground 🌞 Hiking trails 🌞 Food & fun

Lake Elmo Park Reserve, South Pavilion

The Washington Conservation District (formerly Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District) was established in 1942 in the wake of the Dust Bowl. Over
the past 75 years, we’ve worked with local communities, volunteers, and landowners across the county to plant trees; control erosion; protect lakes, rivers, and streams; and create habitat. We couldn’t do it without you!

Join us for a reunion and appreciation picnic - Sunday, Sept.17, 12-2pm at Lake Elmo Park Reserve. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

 

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Soil Health Field Day
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Soil Health Field Day

Join us for free coffee & light breakfast and learn about new crops and best management practices to improve your soil health. 

Presentations will include:

  • NRCS - soil health
  • U of MN researchers -  Kernza, an intermediate wheatgrass and perennial grain crop
  • Farmer Tim Behrends - cover crops and other agricultural best management practices

For questions and RSVP:

Angela Defenbaugh, 651-330-8220 x.23 or adefenbaugh@mnwcd.org

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8th Annual St. Croix River Workshop on the Water
Sep
14
4:00 PM16:00

8th Annual St. Croix River Workshop on the Water

Join us in celebrating new recreational opportunities in the valley and explore ways to improve water quality through sustainable development and native landscaping.

Departing out of Stillwater
St. Croix Boat & Packet Co.
525 Main St. S., Stillwater, MN 55082
$20 - includes dinner

Register by Sept. 11 at: http://tinyurl.com/stcroixwow2017

During this evening on the water, participants will learn about the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and celebrate the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway’s
vibrant communities where we live, work, and play.
What you will learn:
• Strategies on how to protect and prioritize water quality
during development and landscaping projects
• New trails and parks designed for the Lower Riverway:
• Stillwater’s Aiple Park
• Hudson’s plans for riverfront revitalization
• Loop Trail
Who should attend:
• Local officials and community leaders
• Landowners living on the St. Croix River
• Realtors and developers
A clean and healthy St. Croix brings natural, recreational, and
economic value to our region. As a community member and/
or decision-maker, you can help preserve the health of our St.
Croix and the viability of our river communities now and for
the future.

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Master Water Stewards Info Session - Stillwater
Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

Master Water Stewards Info Session - Stillwater

  • Stillwater Public Library - Margaret Rivers Room B (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn more about the new Master Water Stewards program and decide if it's a good fit for you. 

This October we will begin training our first cohort of 10 citizen stewards to work with local watershed organizations.

Master Water Stewards receive 50 hours of training, through a combination of on-line instruction, in-person small-group meetings, and hands-on, outdoor activities. Topics include basic hydrology and stormwater management, water policy, strategies for engaging friends and neighbors, and landscaping practices to reduce runoff pollution. Stewards also complete
capstone projects in their communities – raingardens, shoreline plantings, and rural lands projects.

After becoming certified, Master Water Stewards provide 25 hours per year of volunteer support to their watershed organizations. 

Interested volunteers can apply on-line at: https://masterwaterstewards.org/.

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RESCHEDULED! Open Yard Series
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

RESCHEDULED! Open Yard Series

  • 12999 Keller Avenue North Hugo, MN, 55038 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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!

 

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AIS Identification Workshop - Lake Elmo
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

AIS Identification Workshop - Lake Elmo

Join us for a free workshop about curly leaf, milfoil, zebra mussels,
and other aquatic invasive species. You will have an opportunity to hear
updates about your lake and connect with local resources.

Agenda:

6:30p.m. Brief Presentation
6:50p.m. AIS Lake Association Updates
7:00p.m. Hands on ID with plants collected from nearby lakes

Meet at the picnic tables.

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Master Water Stewards Info Session - Woodbury
Aug
8
5:30 PM17:30

Master Water Stewards Info Session - Woodbury

  • Woodbury City Hall - Birch Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn more about the new Master Water Stewards program and decide if it's a good fit for you. 

This October we will begin training our first cohort of 10 citizen stewards to work with local watershed organizations.

Master Water Stewards receive 50 hours of training, through a combination of on-line instruction, in-person small-group meetings, and hands-on, outdoor activities. Topics include basic hydrology and stormwater management, water policy, strategies for engaging friends and neighbors, and landscaping practices to reduce runoff pollution. Stewards also complete
capstone projects in their communities – raingardens, shoreline plantings, and rural lands projects.

After becoming certified, Master Water Stewards provide 25 hours per year of volunteer support to their watershed organizations. 

Interested volunteers can apply on-line at: https://masterwaterstewards.org/.

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Pinetree Pond Dipping
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

Pinetree Pond Dipping

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

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