From Page 1 Although groundwater is supplied by natural aquifers, these take time to replenish, and overuse can lead to increased drought periods, along with other consequences to the local …
From Page 1 Although groundwater is supplied by natural aquifers, these take time to replenish, and overuse can lead to increased drought periods, along with other consequences to the local environment and people who utilize it.
For its Arbor Day Proclamation, meanwhile, the Wednesday Council meeting has a resolution similar in form if different in content to the resolution proclaiming Arbor Day.
Saying that “climate change is a complex problem that impacts all Minnesotans and our ability to thrive,” the resolution ticks off a list of reasons that climate and more specifically trees matter, including the aside that “a healthy tree canopy decreases temperatures along streets providing cooler spaces in the summertime.”
As such, and citing many other reasons including a tree planting event at Hemington Park on Wednesday April 28, with a tree giveaway to residents on Friday April 30, the Mayor and City Council of Cottage Grove officially proclaim April 30th Arbor day in the resolution.
Closing out the round of Council agenda items covered is a Public Works Spring Cleanup presentation.
With a City-wide Spring Cleanup held on Saturday May 1 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Cottage Grove Public Works Garage at 8635 West Point Douglas Road South, traffic flow will proceed down West Point Douglas Road South and around 96th Street South to Irvin Avenue. The following items are a partial listing of what is accepted at the Spring Cleanup event, along with fees:
• Hot Water Heater $10
• Washer or Dryer $10 (each)
• Stoves, Refrigerators (no gas ammonia), Freezers, Dishwashers, Microwaves, Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers and Sofas $10 each
• Commercial or RV appliances are $75 and up
• Box Spring Mattress (all sizes) $20 As to car and light truck tires, the cost of disposal is $2, while for Semi-Truck tires the cost is $8. For Tractor tires, the cost is $30, while for car batteries there is no charge. Miscellaneous loads of material and treated lumber are also accepted, with varying rates charges.
As for hazardous materials that residents seek to dispose of may be brought to the Washington County Environmental Center in Woodbury, located at 4039 Cottage Grove Drive in Woodbury. The Center is open on Tuesdays from 11am through 7p.m., Thursdays from 8a.m. through 4:30 p.m; Fridays from 8 am through 4:30 p.m; and Saturdays from 8am through 2:00 p.m. The Center is closed on major holidays, though these are not specified.
In the meantime the Grove can be kept healthy, so long as we watch the environ-