Brown's Creek Watershed District
The Brown’s Creek Watershed District (BCWD) is a special-purpose, local unit of government established in 1997 to prevent flooding and protect lakes and streams throughout the Brown’s Creek watershed. The district covers 30 square miles of land, including portions of Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, May Twp., Oak Park Heights, Stillwater and Stillwater Township. In addition to completing dozens of flood-prevention and water-improvement projects over the years, BCWD implements rules to guide new development. The watershed drains to Brown’s Creek, a designated trout stream, which flows to the St. Croix River.