parks http://wemu.org en Wayne County Parks offers maple sugaring program http://wemu.org/post/wayne-county-parks-offers-maple-sugaring-program-0 <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Wayne County Parks is promising a sweet time for those who sign up for its hands-on maple sugaring program.</div><p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 10:09:56 +0000 Associated Press 42859 at http://wemu.org Wayne County Parks offers maple sugaring program Sleeping Bear Dunes wilderness bill heads to Obama http://wemu.org/post/sleeping-bear-dunes-wilderness-bill-heads-obama <div>&nbsp; &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp; Congress has given final approval to a bill designating 32,000 acres of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as wilderness.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;With U.S. House passage of the bill, it now heads to President Barack Obama for signature. The U.S. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:24:08 +0000 Associated Press 42368 at http://wemu.org Sleeping Bear Dunes wilderness bill heads to Obama On-line Survey Regarding Parks in Downtown Ann Arbor Ends Today http://wemu.org/post/line-survey-regarding-parks-downtown-ann-arbor-ends-today <p>Today's the last day to share your feelings on parks in Ann Arbor's downtown through an online survey.&nbsp; WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.&nbsp;</p><p>A pair of online survey's are giving people a chance to share their thoughts on parks in Downtown Ann Arbor and possible sites for dog parks in the city.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6BFQ8X5">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Take the survey here.</a></strong></p><p>Over 1,000 &nbsp;people have responded to both surveys.&nbsp; Ingrid Ault is the Chair of the Downtown Park Subcommittee of the Park Advisory Commission. Ault says the downtown park survey has three primary questions: If the community thinks there is a need for more downtown park space, what the space should look like, and how to fund it. Ault says in September community meetings will be held to further flesh out possibilities about downtown park space.&nbsp;<br> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:56:13 +0000 Andrew Cluley 33131 at http://wemu.org On-line Survey Regarding Parks in Downtown Ann Arbor Ends Today Pieces Of Border-To-Border Trail Falling Into Place http://wemu.org/post/pieces-border-border-trail-falling-place <p>The Washtenaw County Border-to-Border Trail is a step closer to completion, thanks to an easement obtained by the City of Ypsilanti from Fischer Honda on Michigan Avenue.&nbsp;</p><p>Ypsilanti City Planner Teresa Gillotti says the easement will clear the way for a pedestrian bridge to be built from Riverside Park to a corner of the Fischer Honda property, with an improved Michigan Avenue crossing then linking the trail to the Water Street re-development area.&nbsp;</p><p>Gillotti says the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission is covering the $38,000 cost of the easement.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:16:01 +0000 Bob Eccles 27066 at http://wemu.org Pieces Of Border-To-Border Trail Falling Into Place Parks and Creeks http://wemu.org/post/parks-and-creeks <p>This week David talks to&nbsp; Allison Bishop, the Village of Dexter <span class="st">Community Development Manager about Mill Creek Park. </span>After three years of hard work, Dexter&#39;s Mill Creek Park is set to open soon.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:05:30 +0000 David Fair 16700 at http://wemu.org Parks and Creeks Council Delays Proposed Charter Amendment for A2 Parks http://wemu.org/post/council-delays-proposed-charter-amendment-a2-parks <p>Ann Arbor&#39;s city council votes 10 to 1 to delay proposed</p><p>charter amendment covering city-owned parkland.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:58:52 +0000 Andrew Cluley 16646 at http://wemu.org Proposed Charter Amendment for A2 Parks http://wemu.org/post/proposed-charter-amendment-a2-parks <p>Two city council members want to amend city charter</p><p>to require voter approval of any parkland sale.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:25:32 +0000 Andrew Cluley 16196 at http://wemu.org Park on a Parking Lot Proposed http://wemu.org/post/park-parking-lot-proposed <p>Group hopes land above underground parking</p><p>lot will become an Ann Arbor city park.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:12:28 +0000 Andrew Cluley 15044 at http://wemu.org A2 Parks Millage Renewal Headed to November Ballot http://wemu.org/post/a2-parks-millage-renewal-headed-november-ballot <p>Ann Arbor parks officials say they expect to have a renewal of the park maintenance and capital improvements millage on the November ballot.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:15:58 +0000 Andrew Cluley 12971 at http://wemu.org