Dakota County Adopt-a-Highway Program
Adopt a Highway Program
The Adopt-a-Highway Program looks for volunteers to collect litter along designated segments of County highways to help keep roadsides clean. Coordination of the program and supplies (safety vests, trash bags and training) are provided by the Dakota County Transportation Department.
One-Time Roadside Cleanups
Help us keep our roadways clean. Volunteers looking to collect litter along designated segments of County highways can help without adopting a section of road or forming a group. Coordination of the program and supplies (safety vests, trash bags and training) are provided by Dakota County Transportation staff.
Dakota County Environmental Resources
Dakota County Recycling Ambassador Program
The Dakota County Recycling Ambassador program provides training on waste reduction, recycling, composting and solid waste.
Ambassadors agree to volunteer 30 hours putting their skills to work. Ambassadors have the opportunity to staff informational booths at community events, make presentations, and work on special projects in their neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces.
Fix-It Clinics provide an opportunity for residents to receive free assistance from repair savvy volunteers guiding them through each step from troubleshooting to completed repair.
Several volunteer opportunities are available to help at a Fix-It Clinic. Volunteer fixers who have skills in soldering, electronics repair, electrical repair, sewing, wood working and general tinkering are essential to making the clinics successful. General volunteers to greet residents are needed as well.
- 02.18: Fix-It Clinic - Apple Valley
- 03.19: Fix-It Clinic - West St. Paul
- 04.15: Fix-It Clinic - Hastings
- 05.21: Fix-It Clinic - Lakeville
- 06.17: Fix-It Clinic - Eagan
- 07.15: Fix-It Clinic - Farmington
- 08.19: Fix-It Clinic - Inver Grove Heights
- 09.17: Fix-It Clinic - Eagan
- 10.21: Fix-It Clinic - Hastings
- 11.18: Fix-It Clinic - Rosemount
- 12.02: Fix-It Clinic - St. Paul
Green Squad - Event Waste Management Assistance
Green Squad volunteers help our county events recycle more and create less waste. Green Squad volunteers are composed of Dakota County Recycling Ambassadors who are trained to be good stewards of our resources and to help others make smart decisions when it comes to recycling and waste management. Volunteers must first complete Dakota County's Recycling Ambassador program to participate in Green Squad events.
Protecting Dakota County’s valuable surface water and groundwater resources is an important responsibility for everyone who lives and works here.Dakota County helps protect water quality every step of the way.