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Posted on: July 25, 2016

Washington County Sheriff's Office will have drug 'take-back' July 30

The Washington County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the county Department of Public Health and Environment, will be participating in a voluntary prescription drug "Take-Back" campaign 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Newport Plaza, 1644 Hastings Ave,, New...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2016

Washington County campfire programs continue with red-tailed hawk, ‘Animals of St. Croix’ July 30

The Warner Nature Center will present a program on the red-tailed hawk during the campfire program at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
The Carpenter Nature Center will feature a program on “Animals of St. Croix” at 7:15 p.m. Sa...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Public welcome to experience renovated Lake Elmo Swim Pond upgrades, ribbon-cutting Aug. 1

The public is welcome to experience the upgrades that the Lake Elmo Park Reserve swim pond, underwent this summer, when it reopens Aug. 1.
A ribbon-cutting for the pond is planned for 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, at the pond.There are several upgrades to ...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2016

Writers group meets at Wildwood Library Aug. 1

The Wildwood Writers Group will meet 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, at the library, 763 Stillwater Road Mahtomedi. The group has formed to support aspiring memoir writers. The group meets the first Monday of the month. Everyone is welcome.

Posted on: July 27, 2016

Licensing information for potential adult foster care providers available at meeting Aug. 1

An informational meeting regarding providing adult foster care in Washington County will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, in the Lower Level Room 12 in the Government Center in Stillwater.
Washington County requires interested people to attend an information...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2016

Guided fitness hikes underway in county parks, Free Tuesday hike Aug. 2, Aug. 11 hike

Hike on! A rotating schedule of guided fitness hikes throughout the Washington County Parks trail system continues 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve. Also see the schedule for Free Tuesday hikes. There will also be a Free Tuesday hike...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2016

Read a story while taking a stroll in Washington County Parks on a ‘Free Tuesday’ Aug. 2

Read a story while taking a stroll at Washington County Parks on Free Tuesdays during the summer.
The story strolls in Big Marine Park Reserve and Cottage Grove Regional Park are free and brought to you in partnership with the Washington County Library. ...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2016

County Board reviews future need for library facilities, considers replacing 2 libraries

Recent County Board direction to begin planning to replace two existing Washington County libraries and make an upgrade to a third reflects the ongoing value of libraries to communities and county residents.
Earlier this year, the County Board adopted ...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2016

Minnesota Twins mascot to visit R.H. Stafford Library Aug. 3

T.C. Bear, the Minnesota Twins mascot, will visit R.H. Stafford Library in Woodbury at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3.
T.C. Bear will attend a special storytime.With help from audience volunteers, T.C. will act out the story of how, as a young cub, he was...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2016

County Board will conduct public hearing on land use responsibilities Aug. 2

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing Aug. 2 to discuss removing the county’s land use responsibilities in townships.
The County Board set the public hearing July 12. County townships are May, Stillwater, West Lakelan...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2016

Washington County Public Works moves back to North Shop

Anyone doing business with Washington County Public Works, including the county’s parks, transportation, and survey and land management staff, may return to seeing county staff in the county’s North Shop at 11660 Myeron Road N. in Stillwater Township.
Th...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2016

Washington County WIC Program celebrates world breastfeeding week

The Washington County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1-7.
The 2016 World Breastfeeding Week theme, “Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development,” focuses on the importance of breastfeeding as a ...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2016

Work on 70th Street, Jamaica Avenue roundabout project will close roadway July 18 to July 29

A full roadway closure is planned for the 70th Street and Jamaica Avenue roundabout project from 7 a.m. July 18 to 3 p.m. July 29, weather dependent.The detour for the 70th Street will be Hinton Avenue to Military Road to Keats Avenue to 80th Street.
Thi...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2016

Washington County provides assistance to those with mental illness

Providing people with mental illness with a path to staying safely in their homes is one of the goals of the Washington County staffers who work in the county’s mental health services.
The group provided an update on their program to the County Board Jun...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2016

Guided morning bird hikes in Washington County parks Aug. 13 at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park

A rotating schedule of bird hikes throughout the Washington County Parks system continues with a hike Aug. 13 at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park.
Learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home and contribute to citizen science data co...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

Absentee voting for primary election begins June 24

Absentee voting for the statewide primary election begins on June 24 and continues through Aug. 8. Absentee voters are encouraged to vote at the beginning of the period.
Voters may vote in person at any of the following Washington County Service Cente...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2016

Washington County Library seeks Maker Fest participants, due Aug. 8

Washington County Library is seeking makers to participate in its Maker Fest 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at R.H. Stafford Library, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury. Applications are due Aug. 8.
Maker Fest is a community event where people embra...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...