The maintenance of City-owned forests, meadows, agricultural land, shoreline and small water bodies is called nature maintenance. The work is aimed at maintaining green areas in good condition for outdoor activities by residents and others inside the city and outside such as the Nuuksio natural park.
Nature maintenance is steered by policies approved by the City Board. The goal of the work is to maintain green areas for recreational use in such ways that they are pleasant and safe as well as retaining their landscape and natural values.
Nature maintenance plans are made in connection of area plans prepared by the Public Works Department. Residents can join the planning process, and other feedback on nature maintenance can be submitted to the City Environment Division’s Customer Service.