Much has changed since the Valley Branch Watershed District was established in 1968. At the time, development had just begun to boom in the eastern suburbs of St. Paul, with new neighborhoods springing up in Oakdale, Maplewood, and the Tri-Lakes area of Lake Elmo. Several years of rainy weather resulted in high lake levels and…Read More
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Change Is Underway for Cottage Grove Ravine Park
This year, Cottage Grove Ravine Park will undergo a massive transformation as Washington County Parks and the South Washington Watershed District work together to create new visitor facilities, improve habitat within the park, and protect against flooding and erosion from upstream development.Read More
How are the Wetlands Minnesota?
Approximately 43% of threatened and endangered plant and animal species in the U.S. live in or depend on wetlands.Read More
Creating an outlet to the Mississippi River in southern Washington County
Between Colby Lake in Woodbury and the Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, acres of farmland are quickly giving way to new roads, neighborhoods, buildings and businesses.Read More