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

Blue Thumb Workshop: Planting for Pollinators - Marine on St. Croix
IMPORTANT UPDATE - 3/13/20
Based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health, we will be moving this workshop to an online format to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Please stay tuned for more information soon!

Your yard can BEE the change! Learn about how you can plant for pollinators, protect water quality, and receive funding for your own project.
Date: March 19th
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Marine on St. Croix City Hall 121 Judd Street, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota 55047

Public Listening Session
IMPORTANT UPDATE - 3/16/20
Based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health, we will be moving this workshop to a different date to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Please stay tuned for more information soon.

We value your input as we plan for the next ten years of watershed management and hope you will attend one of our public listening sessions!Event Flyer 
Date: April 21st
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Marine on St. Croix City Hall 121 Judd Street, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota 55047
RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZTJ6VZN registration is not required, but appreciated

Landscaping for Wildlife Workshop
Learn how your yard can attract and support wildlife all year long from the smallest of bees to the wandering doe! Get ideas for creating and nurturing habitat on your land to attract wildlife and protect local water resources.
Date: April 23rd
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Hardwood Creek Branch Library 19955 Forest Rd N, Forest Lake, Minnesota 55025

Blue Thumb Workshop: Planting for Pollinators - Stillwater
Your yard can BEE the change! Learn about how you can plant for pollinators, protect water quality, and receive funding for your own project.
Date: April 28th
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Family Means 1875 Northwestern Ave S, Stillwater, Minnesota 55082

Public Listening Session – Shoreline Focused
We value your input as we plan for the next ten years of watershed management and hope you will attend one of our public listening sessions! Event Flyer
Date: June 2nd
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Stillwater Township Town Hall 13636 90th St N, Stillwater, MN 55082
RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZTJ6VZN registration is not required, but appreciated

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: June 13th
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Oakdale City Hall 1584 Hadley Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128

Public Listening Session 
We value your input as we plan for the next ten years of watershed management and hope you will attend one of our public listening sessions! Event Flyer 
Date: July 22nd
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Stillwater Township Town Hall 13636 90th St N, Stillwater, MN 55082
RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZTJ6VZN registration is not required, but appreciated