City of Prior Lake, MN
City of Prior Lake, MN

Natural Resources

LOCATION / CONTACT

Maintenance Center
17073 Adelmann St. SE
Prior Lake, MN 55372
(952) 447-9896

Public Works Director Jason Wedel
(952) 447-9890

Assistant Public Works Director/City Engineer Larry Poppler
(952) 447-9832

FORESTRY LINKS

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

Oak Wilt (PDF)

Buckthorn

SURFACE WATER LINKS

Surface Water Management

Clean Water Tips for Fall

Stormwater Education for Kids


Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program

INVASIVES & PESTS

Asian Beetles

 

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The City of Prior Lake maintains and protects many acres of natural spaces within the city limits. In addition, the city manages natural resources throughout the rest of the city, including the urban forest, surface waters (lakes, ponds, and streams), and works to reduce the impact of invasive species and other pests. While the city's responsibility lies with natural resources on public lands and right-of-way, in some cases the city can provide information to assist property owners with questions about plants or animals on private property.

FORESTRY & VEGETATION
The urban forest provides many aesthetic and economic benefits to our community. The city actively maintains the trees along streets, trails, and sidewalks to ensure traffic safety, and within the developed parks to provide shade and beauty. Other areas of natural woodland are generally allowed to grow with little intervention, except to try to limit the impact of invasive species and other pests. The links below provide further information about issues in Prior Lake:

LAKES & WETLANDS
The City of Prior Lake is home to three large lakes (Upper Prior Lake, Lower Prior Lake, Spring Lake) and numerous smaller lakes, ponds, and wetlands. These waterbodies provide opportunities for recreation, wildlife viewing, and add to the beauty of our community. They also carry a responsibility for all of us to take care of our natural aquatic resources.

INVASIVE SPECIES & PESTS
Information about some invasive species and pests.