Dakota County Parks

Lebanon Hills Regional Park - 6.06: Garlic Mustard Pulls - LHRP

General Description

Help us bust invasive plants in our parks and enjoy the outdoors! Garlic Mustard is an invasive species brought over from Europe that competes against our native wildflowers and tree seedlings that various native species rely on for food and shelter. Take our Garlic Mustard Challenge and help remove this pesky plant in one of our three local parks with flexible dates/times to fit anyone’s schedule. Fun prizes await those who complete eight hours of pulling.



Lebanon Hills Regional Park

Eagan, MN 55124

*Meeting and Parking Locations TBD before event 


Every Thursday night starting May 9 - June 6

6:00 – 8:00 PM


Upcoming Date/Location of Pull

  • 5/9 - Jensen Lake Trailhead (1398 Carriage Hills Drive, Eagan, MN 55123)


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Safely and effectively remove this invasive species
  • Work with a team to remove Garlic Mustard from predetermined sections of the park
  • Remove pulled plants safely from the work sites


Minimum Qualifications

  • Able to attend the full event
  • Must be able to walk on uneven terrain and stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be OK with getting a little dirty and being outside in nature
  • Fun for the whole family and all age groups
  • If you would like to volunteer as a group (families not included), please contact our Volunteer Coordinator before registering


Minimum Time Commitment

2 hours


Activity Level

Easy - May include light work or walking short distances over relatively level terrain. Comfortable shoes recommended.


Required Training

Training will be offered at one of our many Garlic Mustard Trainings.


Contact Information

Garrett Zaffke | Community Relations and Volunteer Services Coordinator

Dakota County Communications

1590 Highway 55| Hastings, MN 55033

Direct: (651) 438-4635 | Fax: (651) 438-4405 | Email: garrett.zaffke@co.dakota.mn.us



Qualifications Required

  • Accepted Data Privacy Notice - Tennessen Notice Must be Yes
  • Signed Volunteer Waiver Must be at least Yes