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.


Building Our Organization

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 A Committee

Stewardship Committee

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

If you have experience in local, regional, or state parks or natural resource organizations. Contact us about our work to influence natural resource policies.

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

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 volunteer with Wilderness in the City in Building Our Organization, Advocacy, or Outreach, click the blue Volunteer Button:


Join other volunteers and Dakota County Parks Department for these events at Lebanon Hills Regional Park.

  • March 25, 9-11:30 AM – Garlic Mustard Returnees Get Together
  • May 2, 6-8 PM – Garlic Mustard Challenge Training
  • May 4, 6-8 PM – Garlic Mustard Challenge Training
  • May 13,  9-11AM Garlic Mustard Challenge Training
  • June 8, 6-8 PM – Lebanon Hills Stewardship Night (TBD)
  • July 13, 6-8 PM – Japanese Hedge Parsley
  • August 9, 6-8 PM – Lost Ladybugs
  • September 7, 6-8 PM – Lebanon Hills Stewardship Night (TBD)
  • October 7, 9-11 AM – Buckthorn Challenge
  • October 14, 9-11 AM – Buckthorn Challenge

For more information contact Garrett Zaffke, Dakota County Volunteer Coordinator, 651-438-4635, garrett.zaffke@co.dakota.mn.us

To register for any of the work events, click the green Volunteer button, and let them know that Wilderness in the City sent you!

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.

Jenson Lake/Buck Pond Restoration

Tamarack Swamp Enhancement

Star Pond Savannah Enhancement

Thank you to all who participate in our Natural Resource Stewardship Volunteer Events!