Natural Resource Management

  1. Natural Resource Management
  2. Big Marine Park Reserve
  3. Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park
  4. Lake Elmo Park Reserve
  5. Grey Cloud Island RP
  6. Pine Point Regional Park
  7. St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park
  8. Square Lake

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

Become a Washington County Parks Citizen Pruner!


A Citizen Pruner class is being offered for people who love trees and want to volunteer in Washington County parks.  In exchange for the training, volunteers will provide a minimum of 10 hours of pruning in Washington County Parks for two consecutive years.  (Class limit: 10 participants)


CLASS: two components, offered by University of Minnesota Tree Care Advocates Program


  1. Presentation: via Zoom, Thursday, June 24, 3:00-4:15.


  1. Hands-on training Saturday, June 26, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve1515 Keats Ave N, Lake Elmo.  Volunteers sign up for 1 of 2 half-day sessions. Safety protocols followed.


After the training volunteers complete an online competency assessment to receive a volunteer card and certificate of completion.


PARTICIPATION:  Open to any adult, 18 years or older, who commits to 10 hours/year for 2 years of volunteer pruning in Washington County Parks


FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER:   (please copy this address into your browser)