Public Notices & Newsletters

Public Notices & Events

Mon., Aug. 28, 5-7pm — Open House for Lebanon Hills Sub-Watershed Study

Learn more about what Dakota County is doing to help improve water quality and ecosystem services in Lebanon Hills.  County Environmental Resources staff and Park Natural Resources staff will present information about the sub-watershed study and what it will attempt to accomplish.   

September25 by ’25” Community Discussions

Conservation MN in partnership with Wilderness in the City will host six community meetings to discuss Governor Dayton’s goal to reduce water pollution 25% by the year 2025.  Ideas, suggestions and feedback from these discussions will be submitted to the Governor’s office to help shape the 25 by ’25 goal.  You are welcome to participate in any one of the meetings.  Hope to see you there!   

  • Rosemount – Tues., 9/5, 7-9pm at Steeple Center, Room 202
  • Burnsville – Thurs., 9/7, 6-8pm at Burnhaven Library
  • Apple Valley – Sat., 9/9, 10:00am-noon at Apple Valley Community Center
  • Eagan – Thurs., 9/21, 6-8pm at Rasmussen College, Room 116
  • Inver Grove Heights – Tues., 9/26, 6-8pm at Inver Glen Library
  • Lakeville – Thurs., 9/28, 6-8pm at Heritage Library

Tues., Sep. 19, 9am — Dakota County Board Physical Development Committee Meeting

Decision Pending:  The County Board is expected to review and provide direction on the Central Greenway Connectivity Study.  Learn more…


Meaningful public engagement is essential to the decision making process for our valuable regional parks system.  We are working hard to monitor and keep you informed on issues at Dakota County, Metropolitan Council, and the Legislature that may impact the future of Lebanon Hills and other metro area natural spaces, and how you can take action.

Current & Past Newsletters

Summer 2017 Newsletter
  • WANTED:  Dakota County Parks and Natural Resources Commission
  • Natural Resource News and Events at Lebanon Hills
  • Rethink Nature-based Parks System
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies
Spring 2017 Newsletter
  • Natural Resource Improvements at Lebanon Hills
  • Action Pending – Central Greenway Connectivity Study
  • Comprehensive Natural Resource Management Plan
  • Rusty Patched Bumblebees
Winter 2017 Newsletter
  • Connector Trail Status
  • Central Greenway Connectivity Study
  • Natural Resource News / Lebanon Hills Projects
  • A Legacy of Nature Campaign

Election 2016 Newsletter

  • What’s at Stake for Lebanon Hills
  • Candidate Questionnaire:  Parks and Natural Resources
  • Metropolitan Regional Parks System
  • Legacy Amendment — Parks and Trails

July 2016 Newsletter

  • Vote – Aug 9 Primary Election for Dakota County Commissioners
  • Natural Resource Events and Updates
  • Park Visitor Services Plan — The Future of Forever Wild?
  • Introducing “Critter Corner”

April 2016 Newsletter

  • Natural Resource Events in Lebanon Hills
  • Restoration Progress at Lebanon Hills
  • 2016 Lebanon Hills Development Funding Approved
  • 2016 State Funding Requests
  • Greenways (bike trails) and Lebanon HIlls
  • Natural Gas Pipeline
  • 2016 Elections

January 2016 Newsletter

  • Recap of adoption of Controversial Lebanon Hills Master Plan
  • Connector Trail Status
  • What’s Planned for 2016
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Proposal
  • Natural Resource Stewardship