The City of Roseville and its residents are committed to protecting our natural resources. Thanks to that commitment, Roseville is the recipient of a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources grant worth $353,572.
Roseville has received a Conservation Partners Legacy grant. The city will provide a match of $39,286. The city portion is part of the approved $1.5M Parks Renewal Program budget.
The funding will be used to improve and diversify wildlife habitat on more than 360 acres in Central Park/Bennett Lake, Acorn Park, Pioneer Park and Reservoir Woods Park. Habitat enhancement activities will improve the quality of the natural community types including oak forest, oak savanna, prairie, emergent wetland, shrub carr, wet meadow, and shallow lake shoreline.
A major part of Roseville’s natural resources restoration success has been the support from volunteers. In 2017, volunteers donated 1,018 hours. This represents a $24,700 value and was done on projects that would otherwise not have been completed.