Watershed districts are special-purpose local units of government with taxing and limited regulatory authority. A district is responsible for managing the water resources within its watershed. The boundaries of a district follow the natural boundary of a watershed; therefore, districts typically include multiple cities and/or townships within their jurisdiction. There are three watershed districts within Woodbury. The city makes recommendations for candidates to serve on watershed district boards, but the actual appointments are made by Washington County. Interested candidates are considered for the district in which they live. For information about watershed district meetings, visit the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts.