Environmental Working Group

The Fishers Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a group of governmental department representatives and non-governmental stakeholders all working together to help the City of Fishers be more prepared for the impacts of climate change. These departments include the Mayor’s Office, Fishers Parks, Engineering, Planning and Zoning, Public Works, Hamilton Southeastern Schools, and more.

The Fishers Environmental Working is broken into four subgroups that encompasses the various governmental departments and non governmental stakeholders which are:

  • Ecosystems
  • Urban + Community Development
  • Recreation + Trails
  • Rural + Resource Lands
EWG four subgroups are Ecosystems, Urban + Comm Development, Rec + Trails and Rural + Resource Lands
Image: White River, Title: Ecosystems

Maintain and restore resilience to ecosystems and habitats at multiple scales in the face of a changing climate. Integrate human activities more closely with natural processes; support active resource-based economies; contribute to the identity and health of the region. 

Image: Downtown Fishers Multi-Family Development, Title: Urban + Community Development

Serve an economic function by attracting investment decisions, businesses and people, and support community development efforts as a consideration in all new construction and development. Development should be designed for optimum use and multi-functionality and should protect and  enhance ecosystems and wildlife  patterns.

Image: Residents on the Nickel Plate Trail, Title: Recreation + Trails

Create accessible opportunities for recreation and support better mobility by linking parks, open spaces, and community destinations. Conserve energy, reduce green house gas emissions, and maintains biodiversity through habitat conservation and restoration.

Image: A child at the AgriPark, Title: Rural + Resource Lands

Maintain a diverse and resilient landscape of rural and resource lands owned and operated by those that live in or are connected to the city. This landscape provides the food, resources, and ecosystem services we need and preserves our legacy for future generations.

Click here to see the Fishers Environmental Working Group Action Items from Fishers 2040
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Click here to see the Fishers Environmental Working Group Action Items from the City's Comphensive Plan, Fishers 2040

For more Information on the Fishers Envirometal Working Group please email us at planning@fishers.in.us or call us 317.595.3155.

Structure and objectives are from the Regional Open Space Strategy (ROSS) Green Futures Research and Design Lave of the University of Washington. More info can be found at  www.openspacepugetsound.org.