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. 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...
  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. Don't Delay - Prune Trees Now to Avoid Spreading Tree Diseases

  4. Over 500 People have Received Grants to Install a New Garden Since 2007 - Do You Want to be Next?

    These aren't just any kind of gardens. Oh, no. They are beautiful gardens that improve water quality in local lakes and provide pollinator habitat. Let us help you install a new raingarden, native plant garden, or pond/lake buffer in your yard. Read on...
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