Natural Resources

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From its wooded bluffs to its wetlands and prairie to its proximity to the Minnesota River, Shakopee is truly a unique community in terms of natural resources. With rapid growth occurring in the City, the Natural Resources Division monitors the inventory, management and preservation of these resources to ensure that the City’s high-quality, ecologically sensitive areas are maintained and conservation initiatives are implemented in the development process. 

  • Administer and enforce city ordinances and long-range planning initiatives to preserve and conserve the City’s natural resources
  • Increase level of recycling participation
  • Coordinate noxious weed inspection and control
  • Develop natural resource/environmental education outreach programs