City Detail

Background Information

City of Lewiston
County: Winona
Population: 1620
GreenStep City category: C
Full-time equivalent city staff (approx.): 6
Participating township, county, school:

GreenStep Coordinator

Bryce Lange
Elected Official
507-523-2257
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

Parks and Trails {BP no.18}

1 star - Action 2:

Plan and budget for a network of parks, green spaces, water features and trails for areas where new development is planned.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The Master Trail Plan is an ongoing plan that aims to develop trails throughout Lewiston. This year, my goal, as a councilmember, is to ensure that there are city funds appropriated in the budget FY 2019. This would allow us to leverage additional funds from state and federal grants and begin the implementation of the Master Trail Plan.
Outcome measures/metrics:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Bryce Lange (Elected official) | brycelange13@gmail.com | 507-523-2257

Resilient Economic & Community Development Resilient Economic and Community Development

Local Food {BP no.27}

2 star - Action 2:

Facilitate creation of home/community gardens, chicken & bee keeping, and incorporation of food growing areas/access in multifamily residential developments.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Implementation details:
The City of Lewiston passed a zoning ordinance allowing for the keeping of chickens in residential zones. Prior to this, chickens were not allowed in R-1, R-2, or R-3 zones.
Outcome measures/metrics:
The outcomes are that residents are allowed to keep and raise chickens. This allows them access to local foods.
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Bryce Lange (Elected official) | brycelange13@gmail.com | 507-523-2257