Environmental Resources

Lakeville is home to many lakes, wetlands, streams, prairies and woodlands. Environmental Resources staff help to manage, promote and protect these important natural features.

Environmental Resources staff and projects are primarily funded through the Environmental Resources Utility Fund. This quarterly fee is collected through water bills and funds water quality improvement projects, inspections, maintenance of the stormwater system, monitoring, and education and outreach.In addition, partnerships with various local and state conservation entities result in grant funding to aid in project implementation.

Check out any of the topics below to learn about the various environmental initiatives taking place throughout the City. If you are interested in learning more about activities that took place in 2021, 
download our 2021 Environmental Year in Review report (PDF).

Environmental Resources Initiatives

Public Notice for DNR Invasive Aquatic Plant Management Permits

March 18, 2022

The City of Lakeville has obtained Department of Natural Resources issued Invasive Aquatic Plant Management (IAPM) permits in past years. In 2022, the City of Lakeville will apply for IAPM permits for nuisance population growth on Orchard Lake and Lake Marion. The City of Lakeville has contracted PLM Lake and Land Management for these activities.  

Regarding the treatment for 2022:

  1. Proposed timing: May – September 
  2. Target species: Curly Leaf Pondweed and Eurasian Water Milfoil
  3. Method of control: MNDNR Approved Aquatic Herbicide
  4. If a landowner does NOT want treatment to occur adjacent to the landowner's property, the following must be submitted to Kelly Perrine at environmental@lakevillemn.gov:
  • Property owner’s name(s)
  • Lake property address
  • Phone number(s)
  • Mailing address (if different from lake property address)