Nature is an important, but vulnerable, part of the Finnish way of life, which means that we must take good care of it. In Jyväskylä, monitoring related to environmental protection and nature conservation is carried out by the city’s environment department.
Environmental protection services
City's environment department produces municipal environmental protection services for residents, businesses and institutions in the Jyväskylä area concerning air pollution control, waste management control, nature conservation, nature trails and bird towers, ground water, noise abatement, water protection, earth extraction as well as permits and reporting issues.
Authority tasks of the environment department are to monitor compliance with the Waste Act, carry out permit and control tasks pursuant to the Environmental Protection Act, perform certain tasks pursuant to the Water Act, Water Services Act, and the acts related to crosscountry and waterborne traffic, as well as carry out permit and monitoring tasks pursuant to the Land Extraction Act. Further practical tasks deal with the fields of air pollution control, nature conservation, and noise abatement.
The environment department’s other work methods for promoting environmental protection include planning and development, monitoring the condition of the environment, reports and studies, counselling and guidance, issuing statements, proposals and initiatives as well as communication, and promoting cooperation.
Head of Environment Department
Tel. +35814 266 5166