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. Become a Lake Superhero - Master Water Stewards Information Session Tuesday August 21

    The VRWJPO will be holding an Information Session at the Dakota County Western Service Center on August 21 @ 5:30. Master Water Stewards receive training and volunteer their time to become local leaders in water quality improvement and conservation. Read on...
  2. Take action to improve Apple Valley lakes and ponds – become a Master Water Steward!

    Attend an information session! Read on...
  3. Summer Water Restrictions In Effect

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