Our natural environment is what makes Nanaimo special and includes our wetlands, streams, parklands and marine shorelines. The City's Official Community Plan includes a key goal to protect and enhance our environment.
The City works to protect and enhance or environments by following federal and provincial regulation and by adopting and enforcing environmental policies and bylaws. We also work to build partnerships with the development community, community organizations, and residents to support environmental restoration and stewardship efforts in the community.
Council's strategic plan for 2019 - 2022 lists Environmental Responsibility as a fundamental goal. To support this goal, Council will work to"protect and enhance Nanaimo's natural environment by looking after the community's biological diversity and adapt the way we live, work, recreate and move".