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. Build a Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Patch - A Native Garden for Minnesota's Endangered Bumblebee

    It's Endangered Species Day! Why not celebrate by adding a small piece of habitat to your yard in the form of a native plant garden? The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee, an endangered species found in the metro area, would benefit from the addition. Read on...
  2. 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...
  3. Summer Water Restrictions In Effect May 1st

    Remember that use of sprinklers is prohibited between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily. Read on...
  4. Water Meter Replacement Program

    The City is in the process of replacing water meters. Learn more about this program and when you will be able to receive a new meter. Read on...
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