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Rosemount will host its annual Spring Cleanup 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19, in the east parking lot at the Dakota County Technical College, 1300 145th St. E. (County Road 42). This event is intended to allow participants to dispose of unwanted items that are not normally accepted by residential trash haulers and to shred sensitive documents/ Participants can enter the site off of Audrey Avenue just south of the baseball field.
Dakota Electric Association will hold its annual Energy Trends Expo, May 10, at the Eagan Community Center. The event, sponsored with the Lakeville Friends of the Environment, provides an opportunity for people to learn about the latest in renewable technology, energy efficiency and electric vehicles. Visitors can talk with electric vehicle owners about their experience driving electric cars, ride on Minnesota's first electric school bus and attend free seminars about energy-efficient home design and cold-climate air-source heat pumps.
The Rosemount Environmental and Sustainability Task Force and the Rosemount High School Green Team will hold their litter pickup. Originally scheduled around Earth Day, the event was delayed until Sunday, May 6. People interested in participating may choose to meet at one of four sites at 1 p.m.: Central Park at 2893 145th St. W.; Bloomfield Park at 14225 Bloomfield Path; Family Resource Center at 14521 Cimarron Ave. W.; and Rosemount High School, 3335 142nd St. W.
Dakota County residents are invited to bring household hazardous waste and electronics to the following drop-offs as well as confidential documents to be shredded on site:
To the editor: April 22 marks the 50th observance of Earth Day. Each of us can celebrate by reducing our driving, use of electric energy, and consumption of animals.
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners receives advice from a variety of volunteer committees. The board invites residents to join a citizen advisory committee and make a difference in local government. The following committees have openings: The Extension Committee, in partnership with the University of Minnesota, assists in approving programs, establishing the budget and evaluating staff to enhance Extension programs. The committee meets four times a year in Farmington.
The public can bring confidential paper such as tax documents, financial statements and medical records for free on-site shredding at nine upcoming events. Shredding is open to all Dakota County residents unless otherwise specified. Only shred what is necessary — documents with personal information such as Social Security numbers or account numbers. The shredding events will be: Saturday, April 21 • 10 a.m. to noon, Farmington Library, 508 Third St., Farmington Saturday, April 28
Dakota County is offering boat wrap recycling at no charge through May 31 at Lighthouse Motorsports and Marine, 3316 151st St. W., Rosemount, during regular business hours. This large blue or white plastic material is in abundance as boats are unwrapped in the spring. The type of plastic requires special handling, so it should not be placed with regular recycling. Call ahead to let Lighthouse Motorsports and Marine know you are coming. Remove all straps, cords, rocks and gravel. Transhield covers and fabric liners, including plastic wrap with fabric, are not accepted.
The first fishing opener of the year is upon us, and the volunteers in the nonprofit conservation group Twin Cities Trout Unlimited are ready. On April 7, about 60 volunteers from all over the Twin Cities metro area worked together with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the City of Savage, to improve the Eagle Creek State Aquatic Management Area in Savage.
Dazzling audiences with precision picking and sharp harmonies developed over a decade of playing, performing and growing up together, two sets of brothers have created a strong musical rapport. They call themselves the Sawtooth Brothers The board is rooted in traditional bluegrass instrumental and harmony work yet influenced by modern acoustic sounds, blending pop and indie rock sensibilities with heartfelt Americana. The band will be back in Rosemount April 21 for a 7 p.m. concert in the Steeple Center.