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. The Annual Tree & Shrub Sale is Now Open

    We’ve learned some hard lessons from the past on why a diverse tree canopy is so important. Learn more… More Information on the Tree Sale
  2. Emerald Ash Borer Infestations Grow in Apple Valley

    Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive forest insect from Asia responsible for the deaths of millions of ash trees throughout the eastern half of the United States. Read on...
  3. 2020 Minnesota State Building Code Effective March 31, 2020

    All permit applications received on or after March 31, 2020 shall meet the requirements of the 2020 Minnesota Building Code. For more information...
  4. Do Not Flush "Flushable Wipes" Down Toilet, They Can Cause Sewer Blockages

    Toilet paper is the only product of this nature you should flush. Read on about flushable wipes
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