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Upcoming Events

Photo courtesy of Benjamin Olson

Wilderness in the City’s Annual Meeting and Social Event

You’re invited to an informational and inspiring evening:

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019   6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Bald Man Brewing, 2020 Silver Bell Rd., Eagan, MN

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Seth Stapleton, Field Conservation Supervisor, Minnesota Zoo

Wilderness in the City will provide updates on:  

  • Legacy of Nature Campaign:  A critical time for our nature-based parks
  • Lebanon Hills and status of the controversial connector trail
  • An overview of WITC’s plans for 2019.  

6:00pm Doors Open;  6:30-7:30pm Program;  7:30-8:30pm Social Hour

Hearty appetizers ($10 per person) & Cash bar

Stay Informed * Get Involved * Tell Others

Quarterly Newsletters

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.

Fall 2018 Newsletter
  • Legacy Amendment:  Ten Years Later
  • The 25-Year Parks and Trails Plan
  • Regional Parks:  Vision vs. Reality
  • Keeping Lebanon Hills “Forever Wild”
Spring 2018 Newsletter
  • Restoration at Lebanon Hills
  • Transitioning to a Healthy Ecosystem
  • The Regional Parks Policy Plan
  • Critter Corner:  Spring Peepers
Winter 2018 Newsletter
  • Implementing Master Plans — Let’s Improve the Process
  • Update:  Lebanon Hills Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion
  • Why Trees are Being Cut Down in Lebanon Hills
  • Critter Corner:  Barred Owls
Fall 2017 Newsletter
  • Central Greenway Study – Revised and Approved    
  • Managing Invasive Buckthorn – Here’s how ELF can help
  • “Forever Wild” Decision Makers
  • Preserving Nature Close to Home
  • Northern Cardinals
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

July 2016 Newsletter

April 2016 Newsletter

January 2016 Newsletter