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Endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee found in Burnsville 2019The Fall 2019 Burnsville Bulletin reports the federally endangered rusty patched bumble bee was discovered this past summer at several Burnsville Parks...
Orchard Gardens Golf CourseThe Golf Course closed July 2003, to become a housing development.
Birnamwood GolfBirnamwood Golf Course, fall 2019. Photo compliments of the City of Burnsville.
Audubon certifies earth friendly Birnamwood Golf CourseAugust 23, 2002 Dakota County Tribune reports: Birnamwood Golf Course has been named one of the nation's most environmentally friendly courses...
Efforts to preserve undisturbed Burnsville bog are successful 1983November 10, 1983 MInneapolis Star Tribune reports on efforts to preserve a Burnsville bog.
City will study costs of owning, operating course 2002September 21, 2002 -Thisweek News reports: The City of Burnsville will conduct a study on the costs of buying and operating Orchard Gardens Golf Course...
Golf course or houses? Council will decide 2003June 16, 2003 St. Paul Pioneer Press reports: The fate of Orchard Gardens, Burnsville's nine-hole golf course, should be settled at a City Council meeting tonight..Backers of the golf course say the city should buy the 28 year old course and keep in operating...
Appraisals cast doubt on golf course acquisition 2002December 19, 2002 Thisweek News reports: Hopes of preserving Orchard Gardens Golf Course may have dimmed with news that the course is worth far less than the owners want for it...
Birnamwood Golf CourseApril 24, 1970 Minneapolis Star Tribune ad for the recently opened Birnamwood Golf Course.
Council is steadfast in support of Orchard Gardens Golf Course 2003February 20, 2003 Dakota County Tribune reports: The Burnsville City Council repeat their determination to buy the Orchard Gardens Golf Course and save it from being plowed under for homes...
Birnamwood Golf CourseBirnamwood Golf Course during opening week April 9, 1970 MInnesota Valley Sun.
Burnsville golf course is aced out 2003July 8, 2003 Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: Developer buys Burnsville landmark to build homes...
Burnsville orchard bog in danger of destructionMarch 11, 1980 - Burnsville Sun reports:

A small fragile perched bog near Black Dog Lake that supports orchids, including lady slippers as well as other unusual plants is being threatened by industrial development...
Minnesota Valley Wildlife RefugeSign at the entry to Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge on Cliff Road.
Neighbors hope to save Orchard Gardens Golf course 2002February 21, 2002 Dakota County Tribune reports on efforts of Orchard Garden residents to save the Golf Course from development.
First fully inclusive playgroundThe Burnsville Bulletin Fall 2019 reports: The latest project is a new inclusive playground at Red Oak Park (12100 River Hills Drive) featuring traditional play equipment - but designed in ways that are more accessible for people with a variety of ability levels...
Year round fun in Burnsville Parks 2019The Burnsville Community Guide 2019 - 2020, published by the Sun/Thisweek News page 9 includes this profile of Burnsville's Park system of nearly 1750 acres.
Burnsville's pocket parks map helps raise awareness of a city treasure 2019The Burnsville Bulletin, Summer 2019 reports on its efforts to promote city parks...
Party on the PlazaParty on the Plaza July 2019. Photo compliments of the City of Burnsville.
Rising land value threatens golf course 2002December 22, 2002 St. Paul Pioneer Press reports: Efforts to preserve Burnville's Orchard Gardens Golf course are in the rough, because new appraisals say it would triple in value if converted to housing...
Burnsville Winter lighting ceremony 2019Santa and the Mrs. are ready to flip the switch at Nicollet Commons Park for the annual Winter Lighting Ceremony. Photo compliments of the City of Burnsville.
Orchard Gardens Golf to become homes 2003July 8, 2003 Minneapolis Star Tribune photo: Even though Burnsville city officials had offered to buy Orchard Gardens Golf Course, they couldn't reach a purchase agreement with its owners.
Savage and Burnsville connected on new trail segment 2019From Southwest News Media - September 6, 2019
Staff report Sep 26, 2019

A half-mile trail segment now connects Savage and Burnsville.

Earlier this month, Savage Mayor Janet Williams and Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz took a stroll together to highlight the new connection between the two communities, according to a news release from Savage.

The two began on a recently completed section of sidewalk on Williams Drive in Savage and walked into Burnsville on the new Rose Bluff segment of the future Lake Marion Greenway Regional Trail.

“This is just one example of how two cities, in two different counties, can successfully work together on efforts that are mutually beneficial,” Williams said in a recent statement. “To me, it just made sense to eliminate this gap in the trail and extend access throughout both of our communities.”

The regional trail will eventually run 20 miles through Burnsville, Savage, Lakeville and other townships, including Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve.

The work is expected to be completed in 2020.
Homes trup golf courseJuly 17, 2003 Thisweek News reports: Burnsville City Council approves a housing development to replace the 35 year old golf course.
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