Category Archives: Environment

Commission Tour

On a warm Monday evening earlier this week I accompanied members of both our Conservation and Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources (PRNR) Commissions on a city parks tour.  The PRNR Commission has typically conducted an annual summer tour as part of a meeting to get into the field and see things first-hand.  They usually invite another city commission […]

Are you up for a Challenge?

At the March 20 City Council meeting, Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens put the Eden Prairie community up to a very important challenge, in honor of the 40 year anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act. Take a look at what she had to say… So, are you ready to take the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation? Here’s another incentive: […]

Utility Rates

Here’s a trivia challenge question for you: How many gallons of water are used in Eden Prairie on an average day? The answer: More than 8-million gallons! We know this because the City of Eden Prairie operates the water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems for the community. The major water components include pumping well […]

GreenStep Cities

The City of Eden Prairie has been striving to be an energy efficient community for several years now.   An excellent example is the 20-40-15 program.  It began in 2006 as an initiative to improve energy efficiency in our city facilities by 20 percent, increase the fuel efficiency of our vehicle fleet by 40 percent, and accomplish these goals by the […]