Upcoming Meetings and Events for Public Input and Attendance

Minnesota’s Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment — for Natural Resources…or New Development?

A Legacy of Nature  — A campaign to ensure high-quality natural areas for now and future generations of people and wildlife.

Based on past spending and current funding requests the 2008 Legacy Amendment will be more detrimental to our metro area natural resources than many of those who voted for it expected.  This trend will continue until there is action taken by Legislators.

Despite the fact that woodlands, prairies, lakes and wetlands are stressed and degraded in many of our regional parks, the highest spending category of Legacy funds for the Regional Parks System has been “New Development” such as:

  • Roadways, parking lots, & sidewalks
  • Wave pool mechanical filtration system
  • Golf course clubhouse septic system
  • Maintenance shop

Wilderness in the City is advocating for balanced spending of Legacy Funds to ensure that natural resources in our unique and valuable metro regional parks system are preserved for future generations of people and wildlife.


Barred Owl Lebanon Hills

We’re Watching

We monitor issues in Dakota County, Met Council, and the Legislature that affect Lebanon Hills Regional Park and our other urban natural spaces across the region.


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Thanks Volunteers!

Thank you to all the Natural Resource Stewardship volunteers in Lebanon Hills Regional Park.

Volunteer with Us

Give time to our organization. Experience in grant writing, website, and membership development wanted.



Support Our Work

Each year the natural resources in our urban natural spaces and parks are under pressure to be built in and through. You can help preserve our urban woods, prairies, and wetlands by becoming a supporting member of Wilderness in the City with a gift of $20 or more today!

We are Wilderness in the City – dedicated to preserving and enhancing urban natural areas for future generations.

Lebanon Hills

Information on Lebanon Hills Regional Park and the 2015 Updated Master Plan.

Met Council

The Metropolitan Council’s Parks & Trails website with information on the Twin Cities’ Regional Parks System and trails planning, funding, and policy issues.

Dakota County

Dakota County Board and Parks Department links and information related to natural resources, parks, and trails.


Wilderness in the City’s newsletters with detailed and timely information on issues.


Information and links to volunteer opportunities with Wilderness in the City, Lebanon Hills Regional Park, and natural resource events.


Want to talk to us or find out more about Wilderness in the City?