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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Monarch Butterflies are on Their Way - Will Your Yard be Ready for Them When They Arrive in May?

The monarch butterfly - regal, colorful, state butterfly of Minnesota has been having some troubles lately.  Population declines over the last 20 years have been attributed to habitat loss in both southern overwintering grounds and northern bre...

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More Information on Native Plant Benefits...
Posted on: March 21, 2018

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.  Use this email to provide comment on the Apple Valley Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program from March 21, 2018, through May 1, 2018. The public...Read on... View the SWPPP...
Posted on: March 9, 2018

The Annual Tree & Shrub Sale is a great opportunity to increase tree diversity in your yard.

Have you looked at the order form for this year’s Tree Sale and thought, but where are the maples?  Or, how come they never sell Colorado Blue Spruce?  The simple answer is, we have too many of them.  Why is t...Read on... Tree and Shrub Sale…
Posted on: February 26, 2018

Apple Valley Begins Accepting Orders for the 2018 Tree Sale on March 1

The City is pleased to once again offer residents an annual tree and shrub sale to help diversify properties. Orders will be taken beginning March 1st at 8 a.m. until sold out.  The City encourages planting a diversity of species due to Emerald...

See more details... Tree & Shrub Sale Paper Order Form
Posted on: January 26, 2018

The Alimagnet Lake Aerator On for the Season - Beware of Thin Ice

Aerators create an area of open water and thin ice on lakes.  Ice thickness can be very unpredictable and lots of variation exists on local lakes.  Always use caution when deciding to walk or otherwise travel on the ice.  The sy...Read on...

More About Winter Lake Aeration...
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Attend a Free Gardening Workshop and Learn More About Gardening Grants

Now is a great time to begin planning a stunning new garden for your yard. To help you get started, Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding Landscaping for Clean Water workshops on native gardens, raingardens, and sho...

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Register for Gardening Workshops Here...
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Farquar Lake Aerator On for the Season - Areas of Open Water and Thin Ice on the Lake

Aerators create an area of open water and thin ice on lakes.  Ice thickness can be very unpredictable and lots of variation exists on local lakes.  Always use caution when deciding to walk or otherwise travel on the ice.  The sy...Read on...

More About Winter Lake Aeration...
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Beware of Thin Ice and Open Water: Scout Lake Aerator in Briar Oaks Park is On for the Season

Aerators create an area of open water and thin ice on lakes.  Ice thickness can be very unpredictable and lots of variation exists on local lakes.  Always use caution when deciding to walk or otherwise travel on the ice.  The sy...Read on...

More About Winter Lake Aeration...