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:

2018 Schedule of Natural Resources Volunteer Events

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 these upcoming 2018 Monthly Natural Resource 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


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

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



Japanese Hedge Parsley


Minnesota Wildflowers