South Metro Water Forum: How you can make an impact
Sat., May 4, 9am-noon * School of Environmental Studies, Apple Valley
Learn more about water quality efforts, challenges, and what you can do in your community to make an impact. We will take you on a journey through city, county, and state efforts to address water quality problems and provide opportunities for you to get involved. Hear from speakers, talk to organizations, and meet other people who have a passion for keeping Minnesota’s water clean for generations to come.
MPCA Commissioner: Laura Bishop
Dakota County Senior Groundwater Protection Specialist: Jill Trescott
Eagan Water Resource Manager: Eric Macbeth
Minnesota GreenCorps Program Members: Jes Braun, Kate Johnson
* Doors Open at 8:45; breakfast provided
* Register at www.conservationminnesota.org
Event is presented by Conservation Minnesota
Public Comments Encouraged on or before Friday, June 7.
A draft Natural Resources Management Plan (NRMP) for Lebanon Hills is now available for a public review and comment through Friday, June 7.
In addition to Nature-based recreation and education opportunities, Lebanon Hills offers habitat for a wide variety of wildlife species that use the park, including species of greatest conservation need — badger, Blanding’s turtle, red-headed woodpecker, rusty-patched bumblebee, red shouldered hawk, river otter, tiger salamander, oven bird, brown thrasher, monarch butterfly, leadplant moth, Dakota Skipper, prairie skink, green snake, and plains pocket gopher, among many others. In addition, staff developed a list of over 100 species that have potential to either occur in the park, but have not been observed yet, or have the potential of being restored to the park.
- The natural resources management vision for LHRP is to manage water, vegetation, and wildlife to conserve and increase biodiversity, restore native habitats, improve public benefits, and achieve resilience and regionally outstanding quality, now and for future generations.
- The draft NRMP develops approaches to set a course for sustainable native plant communities within the park, which is critical toward preserving the unique natural character of Lebanon Hills.
We strongly support efforts to help Lebanon Hills achieve its full potential as an exceptional oasis of high-quality natural resources to benefit now and future generations of people and wildlife.
Submit comments to Joe Walton, Senior Ecologist and Project Manager, email@example.com or call 952-891-7507.