Land Stewardship

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The Natural Resource Coordinator oversees and implements land stewardship activities throughout the 4,400 acre park system.

Below is information on a list of current grants and projects.

Outdoor Heritage Fund Grant

Washington County received a $430,000 grant from the Outdoor Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature and recommended by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) to enhance and restore habitat at:

  • Lake Elmo Park Reserve, 141 acres of oak forest, wetland 
  • Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, 53 acres of oak forest  
  • St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park, 55 acres of oak and mesic forest

Brochure providing an overview of the project.

For more information, please email the Natural Resource Coordinator at