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. Trade in Your Snow Boots for Waders - Looking for Wetland Volunteers

    WHEP, the Wetland Health Evaluation Program, monitors macroinvertebrates (i.e. water insects) vegetation to gauge wetland health. The Apple Valley team will monitor 5 wetlands in 2019. No experience necessary; training is provided. Read on...
  2. We Want to Hear From You! Now Accepting Input on the City’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program

    The City will be accepting input from the public on its SWPPP per the requirements of its permit through May 1. 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...
  4. Wetland Monitoring Volunteers Needed! We'll Train You - Science Background Not Required!

    If you love the outdoors, we need your help! The Wetland Health Evaluation Program still needs volunteers. You’d work in a team to help monitor and evaluate wetland health. Training and equipment provided. Register at Read on...
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