Watershed Education

From touring project sites to helping plant a rain garden, we offer many opportunities for adults and young people to gain first-hand experience in water quality improvement. 

You can attend a workshop, take a class, participate in a public meeting or forum, or volunteer on a project or event. 

Our current offerings are listed below.  For even more great opportunities throughout Washington County check out the East Metro Water Resource Education Program

Upcoming Educational Events

Living on the Edge: Buffer Management
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Online Event 
Register to attend HERE & a link to join the event will be sent to your email

Buffers, native vegetation next to waterbodies, are necessary for keeping our water clean. Learn how to maintain & protect buffers!

Topics Include:
-What are buffers & why do we need them?
-Buffer rules & regulations
-Seasonal buffer maintenance
-Ideas for establishing native species and improving buffer habitat
-Resources & funding available to landowners to keep our water clean!

This workshop will be done over Zoom. If you do not already have the Zoom software installed, we recommend you doing this in advance of the workshop. The link to the workshop will be sent out via email the day of the workshop, November 10th to everyone who has registered.

Woodland Owner Webinar: Forests for the Birds
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Online Event
Do you enjoy watching the birds in your yard? Would you like to help increase their population? Private lands play an important role in protecting bird habitat. Jared Elm from the Ruffed Grouse Society and Duane Fogard from American Bird Conservancy will talk about how you can help create better habitat for woodland birds.

**Please note that this event is free, but registration is required. 1 CFE credit is available for attending the live webinar.**

To learn more and register, click here: Zoom Registration