Natural Resources

Natural Resources, a division of the Public Works Department, is comprised of three major areas of responsibility: forestry, water resources, and erosion control. Working together with other city divisions, Natural Resources assists with policies, management, and preservation of the city’s trees, landscapes, lakes, and ponds.

Erosion Control


Water Resources 

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  1. GreenCorps Fight to Keep Salt Out of Minnesota Lakes - the Latest from

  2. Beware of Thin Ice and Open Water: Lake Aerators on for the Season

    Aerators create an area of open water and thin ice on lakes. Ice thickness can be very unpredictable and lots of variation exists on local lakes. Always use caution when deciding to walk or otherwise travel on the ice. Stay clear of the marked area. Read on...
  3. Attend a Free Gardening Workshop and Learn More About Gardening Grants

    Landscaping for Clean Water workshops will be held again in 2019. See stunning examples, learn about benefits to water and wildlife, learn about grants. You don't have to live on the water to help improve the water. Eco-friendly can be beautiful. Read on...
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