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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.

Activity Shifts Start End
3.21 - 4.25: Dakota County Recycling Ambassador Classes 1 2/7/2023 3/17/2023
Dakota County Recycling Ambassador Hour Report 1

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.

Activity Shifts Start End
02.18: Fix-It Clinic - Apple Valley 1 2/18/2023 2/18/2023
03.19: Fix-It Clinic - West St. Paul 1 3/19/2023 3/19/2023
04.15: Fix-It Clinic - Hastings 1 4/15/2023 4/15/2023
05.21: Fix-It Clinic - Lakeville 1 5/21/2023 5/21/2023
06.17: Fix-It Clinic - Eagan 1 6/17/2023 6/17/2023
07.15: Fix-It Clinic - Farmington 1 7/15/2023 7/15/2023
08.19: Fix-It Clinic - Inver Grove Heights 1 8/19/2023 8/19/2023
09.17: Fix-It Clinic - Eagan 1 9/17/2023 9/17/2023
10.21: Fix-It Clinic - Hastings 1 10/21/2023 10/21/2023
11.18: Fix-It Clinic - Rosemount 1 11/18/2023 11/18/2023
12.02: Fix-It Clinic - St. Paul 1 12/2/2023 12/2/2023

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.

Activity Shifts Start End
2.17: Green Squad - Trails by Candlelight - Lebanon Hills Regional Park 1 2/17/2023 2/17/2023
2.26: Green Squad - Fiesta en la Nieve 1 2/26/2023 2/26/2023
6.11: Green Squad - Take-a-Kid Fishing 1 6/11/2023 6/11/2023

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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Master Water Stewards - Hour Reporting 1

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