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Posted on: March 24, 2023

Dakota County Natural Shorelines Workshop


Do you own shoreline in Mendota Heights? Learn how natural shorelines installed with native plants can protect your shoreline, beautify your property, and provide habitat for pollinators and aquatic animals.

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

Spring Cleaning for Surface Waters

View of water and trees

This spring, remember some simple things you can do to keep surface waters clean:

  • Dispose of yard waste properly; don’t rake it into the street where it runs into surface waters, causing harmful algal blooms. Find yard waste drop-off sites at DakotaCounty....
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Posted on: February 8, 2023

Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications


The Mendota Heights Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its first community grant, offering up to $3,000 for “The Best Idea” to enhance life in our City. Individuals or groups of residents are encouraged to apply and use grant funds to ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

Weed of the Month: Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard

Garlic mustard is an invasive species native to Europe, and first brought to the US in the 1800s for medicinal purposes. Garlic mustard is an early season biennial herb that forms a rosette in the first year, and a seed head in the second year, growing up...

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