Volunteer to collect native seeds from a local prairie, which will be used to restore other natural areas in Burnsville! Learn more and register for this event.
Volunteer with us to plant native plants at Highland View Park! No experience with native plants is necessary to volunteer! Registration is required. Learn more about this event.
Looking for some sustainable landscaping ideas? Join us for the 5th annual workshop. You'll learn the steps to installing a pollinator lawn and meadow lawn - beautiful ways to convert some of your turf to beneficial habitat. Registration required. Learn more about the event.
Native plants historically grew in this area and are adapted to the local climate and soil types. They are part of the local natural community and provide resources for wildlife. Their deep roots prevent soil erosion, improve soil health, help soil hold more water and filter pollution. Native plants will not take over natural places like woods and prairies, unlike non-native plants such as European Buckthorn and Purple Loosestrife.
In the home garden, native plants provide the same environmental benefits, in addition to needing very little care once they establish. They can be found an many local nurseries, and even at the annual City of Burnsville Native Plant Market.
Natural areas have many environmental benefits, but did you know your yard can make a difference too?
Projects that benefit pollinators, water quality and wildlife include:
Visit our resource page to find a project that is right for you, and learn about City ordinances related to certain projects.