2024 Environment Commissions Conference 

Conservation Minnesota, in partnership with GreenStep Cities & Tribal Nations, is hosting a tour and social hour for Environment, Sustainability, Parks & Recreation, and Natural Resource Volunteer Commissioners. This is Conservation Minnesota’s 7th year helping to gather commissioners from around the state to share successes, tackle challenges, and network with our neighbors. We look forward to continuing this tradition with you again this year. 


What: 2024 Environment Commissions Conference – Oak Savanna Restoration Tour & Social Hour


Join us for a walking tour of Terrace Oaks Park to learn about Burnsville's efforts to restore oak savanna habitat and how they manage a major restoration project at the local level. We’ll hear from Burnsville’s Natural Resources Specialist, Caleb Ashling, who's led the restoration efforts over the last ten years.  


After the tour we’ll gather for a social hour to meet your colleagues and neighbors—network and learn more about what other cities are doing to make the environment a priority in their communities. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. 

When: Wednesday, May 1st

Tour at 5pm

Social Hour at 6pm



Tour—Terrace Oaks West, Terrace Oaks Park Terrace Oaks Park West Entrance: 12801 County Road 11, Burnsville, MN 55337

*there is an east entrance, but we will be meeting at the WEST entrance.

Social Hour—Bald Man Brewing in the Tupelo Room: 2020 Silver Bell Rd #28, Eagan, MN 55122

*Thai Thai Street Food will be outside the brewery during this event. 

Transportation between locations will not be provided. 

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Tour Details
This event will include a short half mile loop hike on a packed dirt trail with a few hills, please consider what you'll need to be comfortable.

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Minors are presumed to be accompanied by a parent or guardian authorized to grant this consent on behalf of such minor(s).