A $17,522 Urban Forestry Grant has been approved for the City of Lakeland to partially pay for a Natural Resources Technician to assist in a Natural Resources Inventory. This Inventory will provide vital information to the City for trees and other natural assets.
The Natural Resources Inventory is part of the overall Strategic Plan the City started several years ago with the Sewer Plan, Transportation Plan, Financial Strategy Plan, update of the Comprehensive Plan (currently underway with a scheduled completion date of September 2005), and scheduled updates of the Greenway and Trail Master Plan and the Park Master Plan.
Growth Management Director J. Higbee, Natural Resources Director Eric Bridges, City Engineer Karen Jarrett and other City staff are busy preparing for Lakeland’s future. Citywatch and the City of Lakeland web page will have information on public meetings and other information on the projects.
We encourage residents to attend meetings, comment, suggest or otherwise involve themselves in this process.