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Fix-It Clinics


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.

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Fix-It Clinic #07: Burnsville 1 7/21/2018 7/21/2018
Fix-It Clinic #08: Rosemount 1 8/18/2018 8/18/2018

Green Squad

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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8.6 - 8.12: Green Squad - Dakota County Fair - Fairground Waste Stations 25 8/6/2018 8/12/2018

Master Recycler/Composter Program

The Master Recycler/Composter program provides training on waste reduction, recycling, composting and solid waste.

Graduates agree to volunteer 30 hours putting their skills to work. Graduates have the opportunity to staff informational booths at community events, make presentations, and work on special projects in their neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces.

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Master Recycler/Composter Hour Report 1

Water Resources

​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.

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8.18: Starry Trek - The Fight Against Starry Stonewort 1 8/18/2018 8/18/2018
8.21: "Make and Take" Rain Barrel Workshop 1 8/21/2018 8/21/2018

Wetland Health Evaluation Program (WHEP)

The Wetland Health Evaluation Program engages citizen volunteers to help monitor wetlands in their community. Since 1997, WHEP volunteers have been monitoring wetland health throughout Dakota and Hennepin counties. They provide important information to city and county planners, engineers, resource managers, and others.  The data is also used by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to track wetland health throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area. 

The Wetland Health Evaluation Program teaches citizen volunteers to become wetland monitors in their community. WHEP volunteers work in teams to evaluate the biological health of wetland selected by their community. All training and equipment is provided.

For more information about this program, visit the MN WHEP website.

Please select the team (city) you want to join. If full, please join the nearest team that is still available. For help, please contact Garrett Zaffke at 651-438-4635.

 

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Wetland Health Evalulation Program - Apple Valley Team 1 3/1/2018 9/30/2018
Wetland Health Evalulation Program - Burnsville Team 1 3/1/2018 9/30/2018
Wetland Health Evalulation Program - Dakota County Parks Team 1 1 3/1/2018 9/30/2018
Wetland Health Evalulation Program - Dakota County Parks Team 2 1 3/1/2018 9/30/2018
Wetland Health Evalulation Program - Eagan Team 1 3/1/2018 9/30/2018
Wetland Health Evalulation Program - Farmington Team 1 3/1/2018 9/30/2018
Wetland Health Evalulation Program - Hastings Team 1 3/1/2018 9/30/2018
Wetland Health Evalulation Program - Lakeville Team 1 3/1/2018 9/30/2018
Wetland Health Evalulation Program - Mendota Heights Team 1 3/1/2018 9/30/2018
Wetland Health Evalulation Program - North Cannon River Watershed Management Organization Team 1 3/1/2018 9/30/2018
Wetland Health Evalulation Program - Rosemount Team 1 3/1/2018 9/30/2018
Wetland Health Evalulation Program - South St. Paul Team 1 3/1/2018 9/30/2018
Wetland Health Evalulation Program - West St. Paul Team 1 3/1/2018 9/30/2018

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