Volunteers play a key role in protecting and improving our lakes, ponds, and wetlands.  Eagan's Water Resources Team supports volunteers of all ages and abilities, in a range of tasks from helping with fishing clinics to adopting your neighborhood storm drain.

Interested in volunteering? Apply online to become a City of Eagan volunteer today!

If you have questions, or would like additional information on any of these opportunities, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone at (651) 675-5300.

Adopt-A-Storm Drain

Although our crews put in long hours keeping our streets and sewers clean, the City of Eagan has thousands of stormwater drains.  Debris like leaves, trash, snow/ice, and lawn waste contain pollutants that are harmful to our waterbodies.  These items can also block drains, and lead to flooding during big rain or melt events.  Volunteers can adopt a drain near their home to watch over, and periodically clear the grate.  You can sign up today by clicking the link above!

Fishing Clinics / Lake Nights

The City hosts three Lake Night events every summer, plus a winter ice fishing clinic.  Volunteers are needed to help bait hooks, remove fish, untangle lines, and teach new anglers how to use fishing poles at various events. Click the link above to sign up for specific dates!

Lake Cleanups

Organize a lake clean-up. Interested in cleaning trash from a lake? We can support organizing or participating in an event. We can either provide some equipment or pick up your bagged and consolidated lake trash. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (651) 675-5300. To volunteer sign up online.

Storm Drain Labeling

Help prevent stormwater pollution. You can spread the message "Keep Pollutants Out, Drains to Lake" by attaching curb markers near street storm drains. Volunteers can also distribute door hangers in neighborhoods to remind people about the connection between land use and healthy lakes and wetlands. We provide all necessary supplies. 

Wetland Health Evaluation Program (WHEP)

Since 1997, WHEP volunteers have been monitoring wetland health in Dakota County.  Volunteers provide critical information to city and county government agencies.  Volunteers are recruited each spring, so check the link above for the upcoming season!  No experience is necessary, and free training is provided.