Public Notices & Newsletters

Public Notices & Events

Tues., Jan. 16, 6-8pm – Open House for Lebanon Hills Natural Resources Management Plan 

Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, 860 Cliff Rd., Eagan 

The County is developing a Natural Resource Management Plan for Lebanon Hills Regional Park.
This plan will take a closer look at the natural resources of the park, including establishing near-term (five years) implementation steps and a long-term vision (20-plus years). It will include a prioritized list of restoration and management projects for the entire park, for which the County can apply for grant funding.

This plan will develop comprehensive and strategic approaches to reverse the downward trend in the quality of natural resources and set a course for sustainable native plant communities within the recreational context of the park.

Additional information is available on the County’s website.  

Wed., Feb. 28, 6-9pm — Wilderness in the City’s Annual Meeting and Social Event

Bald Man Brewing, 2020 Silver Bell Rd., Eagan

All supporters of Wilderness in the City are invited to our 2018 Annual Meeting and Social Event.  Join us for an informative, inspiring and entertaining evening! 

Our one-hour program includes: 

  • An overview of 2017 Highlights and Outstanding Issues – including the controversial Connector Trail, and What’s Coming Up in 2018
  • Slideshow and presentation by Benjamin Olson, award winning wildlife and nature photographer
  • We are proud to present our Inaugural “A Legacy of Nature” Award to Vance and Darlene Grannis

Following our program, you are welcome to stay for social time with live music and refreshments. 


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 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

  • 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