Get involved – City debuts environmental services portal
Last updated 6/1/2022 at 12:45pm
Residents can visit the new environmental services portal on the City of Edmonds website to discover resources and opportunities to get involved with environmental-focused projects from conservation at home to volunteering in the community.
"Providing a webpage of ways residents can be more involved in protecting and conserving the environment will provide more engagement and involvement which is always welcomed," said Mayor Mike Nelson in a news release
The portal was created to provide a hub to connect the public to environmental resources within in the community, including information and opportunities offered by the City itself and also links to other organizations working within the city limits.
Its creation is the result of a recommendation by the Mayor's Conservation Advisory Committee.
The development of the portal was inspired by feedback from conservation leaders in the community about the difficulty they had navigating the City website to find information, learn about opportunities to take action, report on issues, or find educational resources on nature and the environment.
A lot of information is on the City website, but it has been posted deep within individual department webpages requiring a lot of effort to find specific information, according to the release.
The new portal has four sections: Conservation at Home, Leadership and Volunteering, Plants and Wildlife, and Parks and Greenspaces. From there, visitors to the page can click through to find information on their topic of interest.