The Brown's Creek Watershed District has taken an active role in protecting and restoring Brown’s Creek, one of the few remaining designated trout streams in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Located in the state’s smallest watershed, Brown’s Creek stretches from the large wetland complexes located in the northern portion of the watershed through a landscape dominated by rural development and hobby farms to the more urban portion of the system where it traverses a steep, heavily wooded ravine before entering the St. Croix River.
Brown's Creek Restoration - BCWD has identified a project that will improve approximately 2,000 linear feet of trout stream habitat in Brown’s Creek in Stillwater from McKusick Road just upstream of Brown’s Creek Park to just downstream of the Brown’s Creek State Trail.
Brown's Creek Watershed District has been successful in obtaining the following Clean Water Fund state grants for implementation of projects that benefit Brown's Creek and its tributaries:
- 2019 Watershed Based Funding Metro - Brown's Creek Riparian Restoration
- 2019 Clean Water Fund Grant - Oak Glen Golf Course Reuse
- 2017 Clean Water Fund Grant - McKusick Road Stormwater Retrofit
- 2017 Clean Water Fund Grant - Brown's Creek Riparian Shading Accelerated Implementation Grant
- 2015 Clean Water Fund Grant- Brown's Creek BC Trails Park Thermal Reduction Project
- 2014 Clean Water Fund Grant - Thermal Model Accelerated Implementation Grant
- 2013 Clean Water Fund Grant - Brown's Creek Countryside Water Quality Improvement
- 2013 Clean Water Fund - Brown's Creek Neal Ave Neighborhood Retrofit
- 2012 Clean Water Fund - McKusick Lake Iron Enhanced Sand Filter Project
- 2011 Clean Water Fund Grant - Brown's Creek Oak Glen Golf Course Water Quality Improvement
- 2010 Clean Water Fund Grant - Brown's Creek Stillwater Country Club Water Quality Improvement