Working in Partnership with Homeowners’ Associations

The Washington Conservation District currently has funding available through a Clean Water Grant to help interested Homeowners’ Associations in Washington County complete projects that will help to reduce runoff water pollution, improve habitat, and conserve groundwater.

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Downsizing to a small backyard

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, 6:30-8pm, Marge and Steve Sagstetter will invite neighbors and interested community members to join them for an educational event in their backyard.

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Chasing the Spring

Though the thermometer might not show it, one sure sign of spring is the Master Gardeners’ spring landscape workshop, scheduled for this coming weekend, March 7, at the Oakdale Discovery Center.

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Find Inspiration at the FamilyMeans St. Croix Valley Garden Tour – July 12-13

Some of the gardens feature landscaping with Minnesota native plants, but there are also shade gardens, veggie gardens, and even a garden with a model train.

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Enough with the Snow, Let’s Get Gardening!

Next week, the Washington Conservation District (WCD) and local Watershed Districts will begin offering free landscape design workshops to help winter-weary Minnesotans plan raingardens and native plantings that help to create habitat and protect water resources.

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As the Water Drop Rolls

“We need phosphorus to eat,” they plead. “If you’ll just give us a little more food, we promise not to turn Colby Lake green and steal all the oxygen from the fish next time.”

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Spotting raingardens around Stillwater

Minnesotans have built an astounding number of clean water raingardens in the past six years, including well over 100 in Stillwater alone.

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As the Water Drop Rolls: Part 2

Welcome again to another edition of As the Water Drop Rolls, brought to you by the East Metro Water Resource Education Program, a partnership of 17 local units of government working to keep your water clean.

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