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  1. adopt a drain

    What Will You Name Your Drain?

    Posted on August 17, 2023

    At a recent meeting, the Natural Resources Commission voted to adopt the storm drain near City Hall and name it Clean Water Heights, as a part of the Adopt-a-Drain Program. Read on...
  2. Lawn Watering

    Residents Asked to Use Odd/Even Watering Schedule

    Posted on September 7, 2023

    Saint Paul Regional Water Services requests customers cooperation in adhering to recommended outdoor watering schedules during the current drought conditions. Read on...
  3. Swamp White Oak

    Tree of the Month: Swamp White Oak

    Posted on September 7, 2023

    Swamp White Oak is a native shade tree species with unique, attractive peeling bark. It can grow up to a height of 60 feet. It has leaves that are lobed with a two-toned appearance of dark green on the topside and silver-white on the underside. Read on...
  4. Oheyawahe

    Preserving Oheyawahe

    Posted on September 6, 2023

    In May 2023, Governor Tim Walz approved a capital investment funding allocation of $1.85 million to the City for improvements at Oheyawahe, a site in Mendota Heights on the National Register of Historic Places, considered sacred by Dakota people. Read on...
  5. Creeping Bellflower

    Weed of the Month: Creeping Bellflower

    Posted on August 31, 2023

    Creeping Bellflower is an invasive species native to Europe and Asia. It has a tall spike of purple, individual bell-shaped flowers arranged on one side of the stem and spreads quickly by producing numerous seeds, as well as through rhizomes. Read on...
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