City Detail

Background Information

City of Hackensack
County: Cass
Population: 320
GreenStep City category: B
Full-time equivalent city staff (approx.): 3
Participating township, county, school:

GreenStep Coordinator

Gary Dietrich
Community Volunteer
218-675-6400
City web page relating to sustainability/GreenStep activities:
GreenStep City resolution: Click here to view the file.
GreenStep City status and date: STEP 1 ( )

City Assessment Files and City Performance Metrics

City councils pass a resolution to join the GreenStep program and are recognized at Step 1. Step 2 and Step 3 recognition levels reflect completed city actions, reported and rated below with stars (1 star = good, 2 stars = better, 3 stars = best). The Assessment File below summarizes completed city actions in a short Word file. Step 4 recognition is awarded to cities who report a minimum number of core metrics for the previous calendar year. These metrics aim to show the aggregate, quantitative results of taking multiple GreenStep actions. Step 5 cities show improvement in the Step 4 metrics. See yearly data for Steps 4&5. Additional city data can be found by reviewing information on B3 Benchmarking and Regional Indicators Initiative.

Assessment File

Best Practice Actions Underway and Completed

Completed actions are denoted by stars.

Total completed actions: 2
1 star actions: 1
2 star actions: 1

Environmental Management Environmental Management

Community Forests and Soils {BP no.16}

1 star - Action 6:

Build community capacity to protect existing trees by one or more of:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2021
Implementation details:
Miranda Sater, the Community Forestry Corps Member, became a Certified Tree Inspector for the State of MN on January 4th, 2021.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Miranda Sater (City Staff) | miranda.sater@gmail.com | 3207605576

Resilient Economic & Community Development Resilient Economic and Community Development

Local Food {BP no.27}

2 star - Action 3:

Create, assist with and promote local food production/distribution within the city:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2020
Implementation details:
The community garden of Hackensack was established summer of 2020. It is located in a park in the downtown area of Hackensack called Bonna Park. The garden has 17 plots that are sized 10x10, 1 plot that is 14x20, and 2 plots that are 9x10. The garden also has 6 raised circle beds, along with a well, and a donated shed for gardeners to keep their tools and soil inside. This garden is enclosed by a fence, in order to keep wildlife from disturbing the plots. A No-Till system was used in the garden, to keep the soil healthy. No pesticides or herbicides are used in the garden in order to reduce contamination. The garden this year was mostly used for vegetable production.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Gary Dietrich (Community Volunteer) | garydietrich@icloud.com | 612-801-3345