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Posted on: August 24, 2016

Clean Out Sediment Control Devices on Construction Sites when Half Full

Silt fence, inlet protection devices, and other sediment controls need regular maintenance. Clean out when half full with sediment to reduce stormwater pollution and remain compliant with local and state regulations.

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Posted on: August 17, 2016

One Gram of Dog Poop Contains Millions of E.coli. Bacteria; Please Pick Up After Your Pet

As unpleasant a job as it might seem, responsible pet ownership demands that we pick up after our dogs. Dog poop contains harmful bacteria, viruses, and phosphorus that make it to local lakes and ponds if left outside. Rains produce runoff that carries p...Read on...

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Don't Flush Unused Medications Down the Toilet to End Up in the Mississippi River

Water flushed down the toilet or washed down the sink in your home goes to the Empire or Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plants in Dakota County. The treatment plants do a lot to remove bacteria and other harmful substances before reclaimed water is discharg...Read on...

More on Disposing Unused Medications...
Posted on: August 3, 2016

Emergent Aquatic Plants are Critical to the Life Cycle of Dragonflies

Dragonflies begin life and live most of it in water. Adult dragonflies deposit eggs on plants at the water surface or directly on the water surface. When the eggs hatch, they become dragonfly nymphs. For some species this stage lasts over a year, durin...Read on...

More About Buffers...
Posted on: July 25, 2016

Japanese Beetle Infestation

Have you noticed linden or birch trees with lacy brown leaves? Japanese beetles are the culprits. The Japanese beetles were terrible last summer and this summer looks to be just as bad. Each year is different,some years we hardly notice the pests. Lind...Read on...

Japanese beetle management in Minnesota.
Posted on: July 15, 2016

Free Winter Parking Lot & Sidewalk Maintenance Workshop for Snow and Ice Removal Contractors

Dakota County and the Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization are offering a free de-icing workshop on August 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for snow and ice removal contractors, property managers, facilities, parks, cities, and schools that ...Read on...

About Level 1 Snow and Ice Control Certification..
Posted on: June 30, 2016

Stay Clear of Harmful Algal Blooms on Lakes

Harmful algal blooms can occur on Minnesota lakes without warning. If the water looks bad and smells bad, keep yourself and pets away to prevent illness.

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Posted on: July 27, 2016

Reduce Fertilizer Applications by Leaving Grass Clipping on Your Lawn

If you fertilize, you can reduce applications by as much as 50% by leaving grass clippings on the lawn. This is good news for your wallet, your free time, and local water resources.

More Information on Low Impact Lawn Care...
Posted on: June 15, 2016

Emerald Ash Borer is in Apple Valley...You Have an Ash Tree...What Should You Do Now?

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an insect from Asia that kills ash trees. Tree decline may take a number of years as the insect larva bores under the bark, destroying food conducting tissues in the tree. EAB is a small insect that is hard to detect. An infe...Read on...

Emerald Ash Borer Injection Program...
Posted on: January 22, 2016

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Apple Valley

In response to the recent infestation in Apple Valley, residents are encouraged to watch ash trees for symptoms. EAB is one of America’s most destructive tree pests. Its larvae kill ash trees by tunneling into the wood and disrupting the flow of the tre...Read on...