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Ann Arbor Greenbelt Program Working on Registry of Potential Properties

Feb 10, 2014

A portion of Ann Arbor's Greenbelt
Credit A2gov.org / The City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor's Greenbelt Commission is developing a registry of potential properties to be preserved.  The goal is to give property owners interested in finding out more about the program a chance to let the city know.

Chair of the Greenbelt Commission, Catherine Riseng says they hope to launch the new registry this year. Riseng says the Greenbelt program saved 145 acres last year and they hope to do at least as well this year.  In about a decade the program has preserved 4,200 acres.   Another goal of the Greenbelt Commission this year is to work on outreach and education about what has been accopmlished. 

Riseng says the Huron River Watershed Council's Bio-reserve project identified key natural areas.  She says this information will be used as part of the Greenbelt's evaluation process.

Click for more information on Ann Arbor's Greenbelt Program.

— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.