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/

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.

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.

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

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!

We are offering fun, informal workshops to 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 an 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

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

St. Paul Park Spring Dreaming Workshop

  • Saint Paul Park City Hall

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

We are offering fun, informal workshops to 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 an 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***

St. Paul Park - April 11 - City Hall

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.

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

Oakdale Spring Dreaming Workshop

  • Washington Conservation District

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

We are offering fun, informal workshops to 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 an 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***

Oakdale - April 18 - 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

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.

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

Hugo Spring Dreaming Workshop

  • Hugo City Hall

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

We are offering fun, informal workshops to 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 an 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***

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

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

Forest Lake Spring Dreaming Workshop

  • Forest Lake City Hall

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

We are offering fun, informal workshops to 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 an 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***

Forest Lake - May 2 - 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

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.

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! 

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! 

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 and be prepared to take an easy hike along paved trails. 

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

This event is hosted as part of Forest Lake's Arts in the Parks series at the Farmer's Market. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

7th Annual St. Croix Workshop for local leaders
Sep
14
4:00 pm16:00

7th Annual St. Croix Workshop for local leaders

  • Grand Duchess - Afton-Hudson Cruise Lines

Our St. Croix – Preserving a Natural, Recreational and Economic Amenity

This workshop for local elected and appointed officials will be held aboard the Grand Duchess, departing out of Hudson, WI. 

Cost - $25, includes dinner

  • Celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service.
  • Learn more about the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway policies and standards.
  • Discuss the benefits of adopting more current stormwater and land use management standards.
  • Hear about how communities are finding new and more efficient ways to guide leaders and property owners through policy procedures.
  • Enhance your skills and learn about new tools.

Register by Sept. 7 at www.stcroixriverassociation.org

Brown's Creek Trail Nature Event
Sep
13
6:00 pm18:00

Brown's Creek Trail Nature Event

  • Brown's Creek Nature Preserve

You’re invited! The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Brown’s Creek Watershed District and the City of Stillwater invite you to take join in this fun, free event for all ages. The evening will include:

·         Fly tying and casting demos

·         Fish themed arts and crafts

·         Live aquatic invertebrates from Brown’s Creek

·         Information about current stream improvements projects

·         FREE ICE CREAM! (One free ice cream per person.) 

 

For more information: click here

Polli*NATION
Sep
11
12:00 pm12:00

Polli*NATION

  • Kissing Birch Farm

"Party with a purpose" to support the Pollinator Friendly Alliance and a new pollinator park in Stillwater. WCD will be staffing an activity and info table at the event. 

Music . Surly Craft Beers . Food Trucks . Local Honey . Bee Art & Games

Bring your blanket and stay a while at Kissing Birch Farm in Stillwater. Minnesota’s favorite pollinator festival – Polli*NATION! The best bands, Surly craft beers, food trucks, local honey, bee art and games. Party with purpose and join the hive. 

Get tickets at: http://pollination.bpt.me

WCD Board Meeting
Aug
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.

Washington County Fair
Aug
3
Aug 7

Washington County Fair

  • Washington COunty Fairgrounds

Come visit the Washington Conservation District booth at the County Fair to learn about what conservation projects we've been working on recently! 

Pond Dipping at Millbrook
Jul
26
6:00 pm18:00

Pond Dipping at Millbrook

  • Millbrook Neighborhood

Join East Metro Water Resource Education Program staff as we discover the plants and critters in and around South Twin Lake and Brown's Creek. Wear outdoor play attire and be prepared to take an easy hike along paved trails. Open to all ages. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. 

FEED YOUR BRAIN: Aquatic Invasive Species
Jul
14
6:00 pm18:00

FEED YOUR BRAIN: Aquatic Invasive Species

  • Afton House Inn

Learn about how to identify common native and aquatic invasive species (AIS) in Minnesota and discuss how to prevent and what to do if you encounter AIS. Light snacks will be provided and attendees are welcome to purchase beverages.

 

RSVP at www.tinyurl.com/FeedYourBrain2016

A Restoration Celebration at Keller Regional Park!
Jul
13
5:30 pm17:30

A Restoration Celebration at Keller Regional Park!

  • Kellar Regional Park

The Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District and East Metro Water Resource Education Program invites you to celebrate the restorateion of Keller Creek with a FREE Ice Cream Social! There will be ice cream, nature activities such as pond dipping, a guided walk of the restoration area, history talk and more! 

WCD Board Meeting
Jul
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.

Pond Dipping at Powers Lake Park
Jun
28
6:30 pm18:30

Pond Dipping at Powers Lake Park

  • Powers Lake Fishing Pier

Join East Metro Water Resource Education Program staff as we discover the plants and critters in and around our local lakes. Wear outdoor play attire and be prepared to take an easy hike along paved trails. Open to all ages. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to join us one half hour early for a picnic dinner. Meet by the fishing pier! 

· Folks can register online at www.woodburyrecreation.com or by giving us a call at (651) 714-3583.

· Activity number #550914-02 and titled “Discover what lives in Powers Lake” 

 

Pond Dipping at Meadowgrass Park
Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

Pond Dipping at Meadowgrass Park

  • Meadowgrass Park

Join East Metro Water Resource Education Program staff as we discover the plants and critters in and around our local lakes. Wear outdoor play attire and be prepared to take an easy hike along paved trails. Open to all ages. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to join us one half hour early for a picnic dinner. 

FEED YOUR BRAIN: Groundwater
Jun
16
6:00 pm18:00

FEED YOUR BRAIN: Groundwater

  • Afton House Inn

Groundwater provides 100% of water for residents in Washington County. What’s the state of our groundwater resources? Are they clean? Are they plentiful? How can I protect groundwater today and for future generations? Light snacks will be provided and attendees are welcome to purchase beverages. 

Pond Dipping at Tanners Lake
Jun
14
6:00 pm18:00

Pond Dipping at Tanners Lake

  • Tanners Lake Park

Join East Metro Water Resource Education Program staff as we discover the plants and critters in and around our local lakes. Wear outdoor play attire and be prepared to take an easy hike along paved trails. Open to all ages. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to join us one half-hour early for a picnic dinner. 

WCD Board Meeting
Jun
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.

Waterfest
Jun
4
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 2016
"Make a Splash"

Saturday, June 4
Lake Phalen in St. Paul
11 AM - 4 PM

Landscape Revival
Jun
4
9:00 am09:00

Landscape Revival

  • 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.

Chisago & Washington Lakes Meeting
May
19
6:30 pm18:30

Chisago & Washington Lakes Meeting

  • Scandia Community Center

Attack of the Eurasian watermilfoil

Learn how to identify Eurasian watermilfoil, what to expect if this non-native, invasive
plant is in your lake, and what treatment options exist. We’ll share case studies & current
research, and talk about permits for control efforts.

● How to identify EWM & native “look-a-likes”
● Locations of local lakes with EWM
● Treatment options for light and heavy infestations - Case Studies
› Big Marine
› Forest Lake
› Center Lake
● Navigating the permitting process for aquatic plant treatment

Speakers:
› Steve McComas - Blue Water Science
› Michael Blehert - Big Marine Lake Association
› Jerry Grundtner - Forest Lake Lake Association
› Nancy Moe-Mergens - Center

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

Ramsey & Washington Lakes Meeting
May
16
6:30 pm18:30

Ramsey & Washington Lakes Meeting

  • Ramsey County Public Works Building - Marsden Room

Eurasian watermilfoil & curlyleaf pondweed

Learn how to identify EWM and curlyleaf, what to expect if they are in your lake, and
what treatment options exist. We’ll share case studies & current research, and talk about
funding and permits for control efforts.

● How to identify EWM, curlyleaf & native “look-a-likes”
● Curlyleaf’s life cycle and impacts on water quality
● Treatment options for light and heavy infestations
● Protecting and improving native plant populations
● Shallow lakes vs deep lakes
● Fundraising for AIS treatment on your lake
● Navigating the permitting process for aquatic plant treatment

Speakers:
› Dr. Ray Newman - University of Minnesota, Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center
› Steve McComas - Blue Water Science
› Kylie Cattoor, Minnesota DNR, Aquatic Invasive Species Program

*Please park in the back of the building

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

WCD Board Meeting
May
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.

Rural Landscaping Workshop - Carpenter Nature Center
May
10
6:00 pm18:00

Rural Landscaping Workshop - Carpenter Nature Center

  • Carpenter Nature Center

The East Metro Water Resource Education Program in partnership with Master Gardeners in Washington County invites you to join us at one of the many landscaping workshops offered this spring. Everyone is welcome!

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/2016LandscapeWorkshops

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

·        Small landscaping projects: incorporating gardens, natural areas, and spaces for play;

·        Gardening with kids: vegetables, fairy gardens, butterfly gardens.

·        Managing drainage and erosion issues using raingardens, swales, dry creeks while protecting water resources;

·        Creating habitat for pollinators, birds and wildlife on your property;

·         Managing invasive species such as buckthorn.

·         Managing your woods.

 ·       Hobby Farming. 

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

Spring Dreaming Landscaping Workshop - Forest Lake
May
4
6:00 pm18:00

Spring Dreaming Landscaping Workshop - Forest Lake

  • Vanelli's By the Lake

The East Metro Water Resource Education Program in partnership with Master Gardeners in Washington County invites you to join us at one of the many landscaping workshops offered this spring. Everyone is welcome!

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/2016LandscapeWorkshops

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

·        Small landscaping projects: incorporating gardens, natural areas, and spaces for play;

·        Gardening with kids: vegetables, fairy gardens, butterfly gardens.

·        Managing drainage and erosion issues using raingardens, swales, dry creeks while protecting water resources;

·        Creating habitat for pollinators, birds and wildlife on your property;

·         Managing invasive species such as buckthorn.

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

Rural Landscaping Workshop - Scandia
Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

Rural Landscaping Workshop - Scandia

  • Scandia Community Center

The East Metro Water Resource Education Program in partnership with Master Gardeners in Washington County invites you to join us at one of the many landscaping workshops offered this spring. Everyone is welcome!

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/2016LandscapeWorkshops

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

·        Small landscaping projects: incorporating gardens, natural areas, and spaces for play;

·        Gardening with kids: vegetables, fairy gardens, butterfly gardens.

·        Managing drainage and erosion issues using raingardens, swales, dry creeks while protecting water resources;

·        Creating habitat for pollinators, birds and wildlife on your property;

·         Managing invasive species such as buckthorn.

·         Managing your woods.

 ·       Hobby Farming. 

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

Spring Dreaming Landscaping Workshop - Cottage Grove
Apr
26
6:00 pm18:00

Spring Dreaming Landscaping Workshop - Cottage Grove

  • All Saints Lutheran Church

The East Metro Water Resource Education Program in partnership with Master Gardeners in Washington County invites you to join us at one of the many landscaping workshops offered this spring. Everyone is welcome!

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/2016LandscapeWorkshops

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

·        Small landscaping projects: incorporating gardens, natural areas, and spaces for play;

·        Gardening with kids: vegetables, fairy gardens, butterfly gardens.

·        Managing drainage and erosion issues using raingardens, swales, dry creeks while protecting water resources;

·        Creating habitat for pollinators, birds and wildlife on your property;

·         Managing invasive species such as buckthorn.

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

Tree Pick Up
Apr
23
8:00 am08:00

Tree Pick Up

  • Washington County Fairgrounds

Pick up for pre-ordered trees is Friday, April 22nd from 8a.m.-8p.m. and Saturday, April 23rd from 8a.m.-12noon. Once you get to the fairgrounds, head to the Rabbit Building.