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

Virtual Soil Health Field Day - Featuring Pam Arnold’s farm in Scandia
Date: Thursday, October 8th 
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 16560 220th Street North Scandia Mn

Registration info coming soon!

Join us for a virtual field day. This event will include a video tour of Pam Arnold’s farm in Scandia, as well as presentations on Soil Health by Jennifer Hahn of the Minnesota Soil Health Coalition, and Cropland Grazing Exchange by Kelly Anderson of Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The session will also include information about local cost share programs and financial assistance for sustainable farming, as well as Q & A with guest presenters.  

Pam Arnold farms 40-acres of land in Scandia along the St. Croix River and is the owner of Salt-n-Pepper Farm LLC. She is certified through the Minnesota Ag Water Quality program and was recognized as the Washington County Outstanding Conservationist in 2018. Salt-n-Pepper Farm produces honey and fresh produce for local markets and CSA members. The farm uses conservation practices including cover crops, no-till, and companion planting. www.salt-n-pepper-farm.com

CANCELLED: 2020 Landscape Revival: Native Plant Expo
The Oakdale Native Plant Expo and Market offers gardeners one convenient location to shop for Minnesota native plants from 6 local native growers and learn how to use the plants from conservation organizations.
Date:Saturday, September 19th
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Oakdale City Hall 1584 Hadley Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128