Ecological Advocacy Committee

The Ecological Advocacy Committee has been formed to serve in advising the Park Board on how to enhance and maintain the ecological health of the environment surrounding and within the City of South Bend, which in turn will enhance the quality of life for residents.

Responsibilities 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. Acting as Tree Advisory Board for the Forestry operations.
  4. Implementing environmental educational programs
  5. Improving upon the plant diversity, population, and health within the City of South Bend
  6. 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.

Application for Interested Parties

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Completed applications may be sent to Eva Ennis, now thorugh October 29.

Committee Meeting Schedule (2019)

  • January 7
  • March 4
  • May 6
  • July 1
  • September 9 (moved for Labor Day)
  • November 4

Applications open on September 18 at 12pm and close at 11:59pm on Monday, October 29. Decisions for appointment will be at the December Park Board meeting (exact date TBD).

Park Board Resolution

Natural Resource Management Policy