The Conservation Department is responsible for the protection of the environment in the Town of Mamaroneck. The Conservation Department has one full-time staff member, the Environmental Planner, and a seasonal staff of local high school and college students.
Environmental Planner Responsibilities
The Environmental Planner addresses and reports on environmental issues within the Town, provides staff support to the Coastal Zone Management Commission, assists the Building Department with wetlands issues, building application reviews, site inspections and tree permit applications. She also works with the Planning and Zoning Boards to assist them with SEQRA notifications and environmental issues. The Town's GIS system, natural resource inventory, and other Town maps are maintained by the Environmental Planner.
The Conservation Department is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of the Town's conservation areas and trails year round. During the summer months, the Conservation Corps, made up of local high school and college students, clears trails, builds boardwalks, and picks up litter.
The Conservation Department is also responsible for the maintaining the Town's street tree population and coordinates the Trees for Our Town program. For over 20 years, the Town of Mamaroneck has received the Tree City USA Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation. This award honors communities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing their community forests.