Together, we can protect our built and natural environments! This page is designed to provide information on environmental issues affecting Mahtomedi. Sound management and environmental practices will help ensure the future of our city. Our Environmental Commission strives to protect Mahtomedi’s historic sites, buildings, landscapes, and waterways.
The Sustainability Plan (PDF) serves as a framework for implementing environmental best practices in the City of Mahtomedi. It provides recommendations and action steps that can help Mahtomedi become a more sustainable community.
Energy Action Plan
In 2017, Mahtomedi began working with Xcel Energy’s Partners in Energy to develop an Energy Action Plan (PDF). The City assembled an Energy Action Team that included:
- Community Groups
- Environmental Commission
- Faith Organizations
- Local Businesses
- Representatives From the City
- School District
The team convened to review community energy use data, define an energy vision, set goals, and develop strategies to achieve those goals. The resulting plan outlines tangible steps that move the community towards its priority of reducing carbon emissions and promoting energy conservation. View the Energy Challenge Summary (PDF).
Mahtomedi Area Green Initiative (MAGI)
The Mahtomedi Area Green Initiative is a volunteer organization working to reduce the use of nonrenewable resources, produce renewable energy and encourage an enduring community commitment to sustainability. We are currently at work in Dellwood, Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Mahtomedi, Oakdale, Pine Springs, White Bear Lake and Willernie in Minnesota.
Lake Links Association
The Lake Links Association is a citizen-led nonprofit organization promoting safe routes for active mobility through the communities surrounding White Bear Lake and beyond through advocacy, action, education, and collaboration.
Emerald Ash Borer
An exotic insect from Asia has been found feeding on ash trees in St. Paul. This insect, the emerald ash borer (EAB), feeds on all ash species, and can kill trees in 1 to 3 years. Learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer (PDF). MN DNR Emerald Ash Borer Information University of MN Emerald Ash Borer Question and Answer Webpage
Twin Cities Urban Forest Summary
Twin Cities Urban Forest Summary (PDF)
Urban Climate Framework (Website)
City Forester Mahtomedi Recommended Tree List
Mahtomedi Recommended Tree List (PDF)
Best Planting Practices for Potted Trees (PDF)
Mahtomedi Tree Preservation Plan Form (PDF)