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Through a generous grant from Michigan Department of Natural Resource’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, the Washtenaw County Conservation District (WCCD), in collaboration with elected Township officials and staff, is excited to pilot a program to assist the community in identifying strengths, challenges, and opportunities to enhance and protect trees and forests. Trees provide a wide range of benefits: the oxygen we breathe, stormwater mitigation, cleaner air and water, reduction in surface heat island effects, carbon sequestration, and improvements to human mental and physical health. These benefits make trees a vital component of any community and excellent problem solvers. However, sometimes policies or the distribution of trees on the landscape reduces or limits their beneficial impact.

his pilot project aims to identify how trees could best serve the residents of Ypsilanti Township. The WCCD will conduct a review of current ordinances and zoning policies, use Geographic Information Systems to assess the current distribution of trees, and identify potential planting areas based on community priorities. Hence, WCCD needs your input!

 

If you do not have access to the internet or a working email address, WCCD will make paper copies of the survey available at the Ypsilanti Township Civic Center (7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, MI 48197). A paper copy can also be requested by calling WCCD at (734) 302-8715. Results from the pilot project will be shared at a public meeting in fall 2022.

 

The WCCD is a local unit of State government, assisting private landowners, businesses, and others, with management of their natural resources in Washtenaw County. The WCCD is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Additional information is available online at washtenawcd.org.

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Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 544 - 4000

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