The Central Greenway Regional Trail will eventually connect three regional parks: Cottage Grove Ravine, Lake Elmo Park, and Big Marine Park Reserve. A new Master Plan for the southern section of this trail, from Cottage Grove Ravine Park to Lake Elmo Park, is being developed with the community.
The Natural Resource Coordinator oversees and implements land stewardship activities throughout the 4,100 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