Learn all the steps to design and install your very own raingarden or shoreline restoration. These projects create beautiful landscaping that is environmentally-friendly.
Burnsville Residents - Register early so you are eligible for up to $1,000 in grant funding! Learn more about the event and how to register.
Submit an application to receive up to $1,000 to install a raingarden or shoreline restoration. Learn about project eligibility and how to apply.
The City of Burnsville hosts an annual plant market, where all are welcome to browse the selection of native plants from multiple vendors. There will be great options to choose from, like native flowers (both beautiful and attractive to pollintators), grasses and more! 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.