Select a Section

News & Updates All »

BOARD AND COMMISSION POSITIONS OPEN FOR 2023

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The City of Goshen appoints boards, commissions and committees, comprised of residents and City staff, to help advise on various policy issues. Some of the boards are designated by Indiana statute, while others are created in the interest of bettering our community. Members of these boards and... more

PUBLIC NOTICE

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Stormwater Board of the City of Goshen Department of Stormwater Management Board will conduct a public hearing on November 21, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, IN, 46528.  The purpose of the public hearing... more

NOTICE OF CHANGE TO REGULARLY SCHEDULED
PUBLIC MEETING

Monday, October 3, 2022

Governing Body: Goshen Community Relations CommissionDate and Time of Meeting: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 at 7 p.m.Place of Meeting: Goshen Police and Court Building Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Goshen Community Relations Commission public meeting scheduled... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, November 28, 2022, 2:00pm

To join the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81801258378 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 847 4800 4365 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

Shade Tree Board

Monday, November 28, 2022, 7:00pm

This meeting is in-person only.

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Thursday, December 1, 2022, 7:30am

Environmental Resilience

E-Blog    Climate Action   Forestry  Electric Vehicles   Zero Waste   Sensory Trail

 

Department of Environmental Resilience

Rieth Interpretive Center
     410 W. Plymouth Ave.
     Goshen, IN 46526
     (574) 534-0076
   
 Environmental@goshencity.com

 

The Department of Environmental Resilience was established to help promote and protect the public health, safety and general welfare of the community, to enhance and protect the environment, to promote economic development and to promote the planting, maintenance and removal of trees within the City of Goshen, according to Ord. 5014. 

Mayor Jeremy Stutsman, when recommending the creation of the new department, said: "For many years, Goshen has been a leading community, not because we have all the answers but because we are bold and have the foresight to take the long view. We now need to find additional ways to better our physical environment and make our budgets even more efficient."

What We Do

Aaron Sawatsky-Kingsley, the City Forester, is the department head. The Department continues to care for the City's urban forest but also assists the City in identifying opportunities to increase efficiency of resources both environmental and financial as well as provide environmental education opportunities to the public and staff aimed to increase appreciation of our natural places.

  • Read Mayor Stutsman's letter to the City Council about the creation of the Department of Environmental resilience here.
  • To see Ord. 5014, click here.

The Department of Environmental Resilience works out of the Rieth Interpretative Center at 410 Plymouth Ave. The Rieth Center and the adjacent Millrace Park are a part of the Goshen Park's Department. The unique nature of the property including an urban forest, the Elkhart River, an urban Millrace, reestablished wildflower spaces and prairie areas lend itself to both natural exploration and an opportunity for guided hiking and exploration.
 

 

Aaron Sawatsky-Kingsley, Director of Environmental Resilience

    

   

 

 


 

 

YouTube Channel

Check out the Environmental Resilience YouTube Channel to have 24-hour access to the sights and sounds of Goshen’s natural environment.

The City of Goshen has installed three stationary nature cameras to allow 24-hour access to Goshen’s natural environment sights and sounds. These will provide opportunities for persons who cannot enjoy the trails in-person to have safe 24-hour access to the positive benefits of nature. This project was funded by the Community Connections for People with Disabilities grant offered through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, in partnership with the Indiana Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services authorized by the CARES Act.