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Posted on: April 28, 2016

Open house on Lake Elmo Avenue project set for May 5

Washington County, in cooperation with the City of Lake Elmo, invites the public to a pre-construction open house for the Lake Elmo Avenue Corridor Management and Safety Improvement Project 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Christ Lutheran Church...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2016

Guided fitness hikes underway in county parks, including on Free Tuesdays, next one May 5

Hike on! A rotating schedule of guided fitness hikes throughout the Washington County Parks trail system continues Thursday, May 5, at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve-Nordic Center. Also see the schedule for Free Tuesday hikes.
Participants may take part in t...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

County reminds landowners that they are responsible for controlling weeds on their property

Landowners in Washington County are reminded that state law requires them to control or eradicate noxious weeds on land they own or maintain.
Failure to comply with this general notice may mean that an individual notice can be issued. Failure to comply ...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

County continues household hazardous waste collections, next one in Cottage Grove May 7

Washington County will conduct a number of household hazardous waste collections in communities during 2016, with the next one in Cottage Grove.
Satellite weekend household hazardous waste collections are planned for spring 2016 at: • at Cottage Grove...Read on...

Posted on: May 3, 2016

Where Exactly was Wildwood Amusement Park? at library May 10

Where exactly was The Wildwood Amusement Park? will be the program 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi.
Wildwood Park boomed on the southwest shore of White Bear Lake during the first part of the twentieth century.Sara Mar...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Vendors sought for Washington County’s Victorian Christmas at the Courthouse

Washington County invites vendors to apply for the 24th Victorian Christmas at the Historic Courthouse event Nov.18-20.
This event is a fundraiser for the Historic Courthouse restoration fund and kicks off Stillwater’s “Hometown for the Holidays” Victori...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2016

Guided morning bird hikes in Washington County parks May 28 at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park

A rotating schedule of bird hikes throughout the Washington County Parks system with a hike May 28 at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park.
Learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home and contribute to citizen science data collection by com...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

Controlled prairie burns planned in Washington County Parks in April through May

Washington County Parks is planning to conduct controlled prairie burns in April and May at Big Marine Park Reserve, Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, Lake Elmo Park Reserve, and Square Lake Park.
The controlled burns help preserve prairies and woodla...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Vendors sought for Washington County Parks Bluegrass Festival

Washington County Parks is accepting applications from vendors for the 15th Annual Washington County Bluegrass Festival, which will be 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the South Picnic Pavilion in Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
This is a free, outdoor mu...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2016

Washington County reports 3 top salaries

According to state statute, counties with more than 15,000 must post the three highest salaries of employees. In Washington County, they are:
County Administrator $165,334
Community Services Director $163,744.88
Deputy County Administrator $156,752,54