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Get excited about winter at the Outdoor Adventure Expo!

Stop by our Booth * Visit with Exhibitors * Enjoy fantastic Presentations

Fri., Nov 22, 2-9:30pm * Sat., Nov 23, 9-6:30 * Sun., Nov 24, 10-5

Midwest Mountaineering, 309 Cedar Ave So., Minneapolis

Enjoy some “wilderness in the city” with 14 award-winning short films that will inform, entertain, and inspire you.

Seating Limited — Order Tickets now!

  • Ticket’s: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
  • 6pm Doors open, 7pm Films start.
  • Drawings for outdoor gear (courtesy of Patagonia, REI and Benjamin Olson Photography)
  • Cash bar & free parking onsite.

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 2019 Newsletter
  • Increasing Pollinator Habitat across the Metro
  • Legacy of Nature Action Network
  • Regional Parks Trivia
  • Spring Lake Park Reserve Master Plan Update
Spring 2019 Newsletter
  • Lebanon Hills Restoration Update
  • Schedule of Volunteer Stewardship Events
  • Ongoing Issue to Watch:  Spring Lake Park Reserve
  • Regional Parks and Legislative Efforts
Winter 2019 Newsletter
  • Conflicts in Parks and Trails Legacy Spending
  • A Crucial Time for Nature-based Parks
  • Lebanon Hills:  A “Park” or “Park Reserve”?
  • Schedule of 2019 Natural Resource Volunteer Events
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