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. Emerald Ash Borer: Is Your Property Prepared?

    Emerald Ash Borer attacks Ash trees. Infested Ash trees usually won't show symptoms for 2-3 years. Property owners that have ash trees should have a plan in place for managing the ash trees on their property to avoid getting stuck with unexpected costs. Read on...
  2. Fall is the Time to Plan for Winter Erosion Control Needs Before Frozen Ground Increases Costs

    Erosion and sediment control is more expensive to install during the winter. Frozen ground increases the cost of trenching typical practices like silt fence. A little planning can save you money. Read on...
  3. This Water Conscious Farmer Gives Tips on Irrigating with Rainbarrels - the Latest from CleanWaterMN

    Lori Cox sat down with to share these helpful tips that we can transport from the farm to our backyards. Read on...
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