Every voice matters in the work to protect our urban natural resources – and one determined person can make a difference. Add your voice to our community of dedicated wilderness-in-the-city lovers working to protect our urban greenspaces. There are many ways you can join us in preserving our urban and suburban greenspaces.

Volunteer for Wilderness in the City

We appreciate those who can offer their time to support our work. We are especially looking for volunteers with experience in:

  • Grant writing
  • Website
  • Membership support

Contact us here or click the Volunteer button below. Thank you!

Join our Stewardship Committee

Have a direct impact in helping our native flora and fauna by joining our Stewardship Committee.

Join our Outreach Committee

Help us promote Wilderness in the City and Lebanon Hills Regional Park at community events throughout the year.

Contact us here or click the Volunteer button below. Thank you!

To help us grow our organization or to join a Committee (Advocacy, Outreach, Stewardship) click the blue Volunteer Button:

Wilderness in the City, together with Conservation Minnesota and Dakota County Parks, supports monthly volunteer events. Since 2015, more than 5000 volunteer hours have been spent by Natural Resource Volunteers in Lebanon Hills. Thank you volunteers!

We are proud to continue this partnership and invite you to join other volunteers and staff for upcoming events:

2018 Schedule of Natural Resources Volunteer Events

  • Sat., April 14, 9am-noon (for returning volunteers only!) – Garlic Mustard Refresher
  • Tues., May 1, 6-8pm * Thurs., May 3, 6-8pm * Sat., May 12, 9-11am — Garlic Mustard Training
    • Attend one of these three Garlic Mustard Training events and you will be eligible to participate in the 3rd annual Garlic Mustard Challenge!
  • Thurs., June 7, 6-8pm — Native Plug Planting
  • Thurs., July 12, 6-8pm — Japanese Hedge Parsley Training/Pulling
  • August Stewardship Event — TBD
  • Thurs., Sept. 13, 6-7:30pm — Native Seed Collection
  • Fall Buckthorn Hauls — Dates TBD


Thank you Volunteers!


Dakota County Lebanon Hills Regional Park Natural Resource Projects

These natural resource projects in Lebanon Hills Regional Park are being managed by Dakota County natural resource staff. We thought you’d like to learn more about them.

Buck Pond Restoration

Dakota Lake Forest Restoration and Enhancement

Jensen Lake Woodland Restoration

Tamarack Swamp Enhancement

Star Pond Savannah Enhancement


Japanese Hedge Parsley


Minnesota Wildflowers