Department of Parks & Recreation Seeks Candidates for Ecological Advocacy Committee

South Bend's Parks & Recreation Department will be implementing an Ecological Advocacy Committee in October 2016. The department is currently accepting applications from potential candidates.

The Ecological Advocacy Committee will serve to enhance and maintain the ecological health of the environment within the City of South Bend, which in turn will enhance the quality of life for residents.

The committee will be responsible for advising the Park Board regarding the environment surrounding and within South Bend.

These responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  1. Identifying significant natural resources with the parks system and completing an overarching resource management plan for the parks system
  2. Identifying the impacts that park development has on the natural environment
  3. Implementing environmental educational programs
  4. Improving upon the plant diversity, population, and health within the City of South Bend
  5. Other related matters as the Park Board deems appropriate

The committee will consist of five to ten citizen members interested in parks and recreation, in general, and in the preservation and well-being of our city's environment.

For more information, look into the complete resolution.