Sustainability Resources & Education
There are many ways you can help advance Coon Rapids’ Sustainability Goals. Learn more about local opportunities below:
- Lawns to Legumes reimburses Minnesotans for up to $350 to create pollinator habitat in their yards. Learn more here.
- Centerpoint Energy’s Home Energy Squad will assess your home offer custom energy-saving solutions that could save you money on future bills. Learn more and request a visit here.
- Sign up to adopt a local storm drain and help protect our water.
- Have questions about your garden? Ask an Anoka County Master Gardener!
- The city allows for residents to install native planting areas. Once established, native plants require less maintenance, less water, and provide habitat to pollinators including bees, butterflies and more. Learn more about our City Code specifications for these areas here.
- Coon Rapids allows for residents to raise backyard chickens. Learn more about our backyard chickens program and permit requirements here.
Do you have questions about reducing your waste, recycling or composting? Visit our Recycling Center’s page for more information about how the city can help!
Visit our Forestry Division page to learn more about our tree and landscape program, including our tree sale.
Best practices for sustainable water management include:
- Install native landscapes
- Water your lawn early in the morning
- Put shut-off nozzles on hoses
- Collect rain in a water barrel for reuse
- Use a broom instead of a hose to clean off surfaces
There are many sustainable ways to get around your neighborhood and the city.
- Coon Rapids has a large network of parks and trails. View our system in an interactive map!
- Drive Electric Minnesota has lots of great information about electric vehicles and how you can help make transportation cleaner in Minnesota.
- View local public EV charging stations on the PlugShare map, including a station at City Hall and at the Ice Center.
- Metro Transit’s Carpool and Vanpool program will help match you with a carpool partner and qualify for reduced-rate parking and express lanes.
- Learn more about the fixed route bus lines that serve Anoka County and Coon Rapids. You can also view Metro Transit’s larger system map here.