The Environmental & Natural Resources Commission consists of seven residents who are appointed by the City Council. Members of the Environmental and Natural Resources Commission serve three-year terms.
In order to protect, preserve and enhance the environment of the City of Maplewood, the Environmental and Natural Resources Commission will:
(1) Establish environmental priorities for the city.
(2) Recommend to the Community Design Review Board, Planning Commission and City Council new policies, operating procedures and ordinances that control, protect, preserve and enhance the city’s environmental assets.
(3) Actively participate in and support the mission and goals of the Maplewood Nature Center and Neighborhood Preserves by promoting environmental awareness through educational programs, communications and co-sponsored activities.
(4) Pro-actively promote greater use and appreciations of the city’s environmental assets.
(5) Review the role of other city groups and how they might assist, support and advise the Environmental and Natural Resources Commission.
(6) Sponsor environmental projects to enhance, repair, replace or restore neglected or deteriorating environmental assets of the city.
(7) Develop educational programs and materials that foster the mission to the Environmental and Natural Resources Commission.
(8) Develop and promote the use of “sustainable practices” for city policies and procedures.