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Dakota County Emergency Response and Disaster Relief

Dakota County staff works closely with federal, state and local emergency preparedness partners to improve our readiness and response to natural disasters and other emergencies. 

  • The County continually evaluates hazards and seeks ways to keep preparedness at the highest level.
  • Detailed response plans are prepared, tested, and modified.
  • Training exercises conducted throughout the year help maintain staff proficiency; teach us how to locate, communicate with, and work with our partners; and improve our ability to respond to emergencies.
  • The County educates residents, businesses, schools and community organizations about possible emergencies and how to best prepare.
  • Our emergency responders are well-skilled and coordinated to provide quick and effective response.

Medical Reserve Corps. - Dakota County

 

The Dakota County Medical Reserve Corps. (MRC) is part of a national network of volunteers that are trained to assist with emergency and non-emergency public health events.  Dakota County Public Health is always looking for engaged and active community members to help strengthen the county’s preparedness capabilities and overall health.

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Dakota County Environmental Resources

Green Squad Events

What is Green Squad? We are volunteers that help our county events recycle more and create less waste. We are trained to be good stewards of our resources and to help others make smart decisions when it comes to recycling and waste management.

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Dakota County Library

Farmington Library, Farmington

Address
508 Third St.
Farmington, MN 55024

Phone
651-438-0250

Regular Hours
Monday–Wednesday: Noon - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday–Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Closed on holidays


 

Pleasant Hill Library, Hastings

Address
1490 South Frontage Rd.
Hastings, MN 55033

Phone
651-438-0200

Regular Hours
Monday–Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Closed on holidays


 

Wescott Library, Eagan

Address
1340 Wescott Road
Eagan MN 55123-1029

Phone
651-450-2900

Regular Hours
Monday–Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Closed on holidays


 

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Dakota County Parks

Spring Lake Park Reserve: Trails By Candlelight - Jan. 28, 2022


Take in the stunning views of the Mississippi River by starlight and candlelight at the Trails By Candlelight event at Spring Lake Park Reserve in Hastings. A variety of cross-county ski, snowshoe, hiking, and walking trails with varying distances will be lit with hundreds of candles. When you need a break, stop by one of our roaring bonfires to warm up and roast a marshmallow. Fun for the whole family.

Volunteers of all ages are needed to help support multiple activities before/during/after the event and help make this event a success. To ensure a high quality experience, pre-registration is required to volunteer. Check out the roster below to see what opportunities are available.

Thompson County Park: Trails By Candlelight - Jan. 14, 2022


Take a walk around the lake and through the woods by flickering candlelight at the Trails By Candlelight event at Thompson County Park in West St. Paul. A variety of snowshoe, hiking and walking trails with varying distances will be lit with hundreds of candles. When you need a break, stop by one of our crackling bonfires to warm up and roast a marshmallow. Fun for the whole family.

Volunteers of all ages are needed to help support multiple activities before/during/after the event and help make this event a success. To ensure a high quality experience, pre-registration is required to volunteer. Check out the roster below to see what opportunities are available.

 

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