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Green Macomb
Planning and Economic Development

 

CURRENT PROJECTS AND GRANTS

Green Macomb – US Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant 2017-2018

Macomb County has received a grant from the US Forest Service and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to reduce stormwater runoff and nonpoint source pollution impacts through targeted increases in tree canopy as green infrastructure.

A total of 1,000 trees will be planted in 2017 and 2018 in urbanized areas in the 12 communities along and south of the Clinton River in Macomb County. In order to best support local community needs, goals, and program development, this project is designed to pass-through funding for trees to local communities, who decide where and how to plant the trees. Approximately half of the trees will be installed through volunteer planting events managed by the nonprofit ReLeaf Michigan, with the other trees planted by local municipalities.

Plantings will take place in the spring and fall of 2017 and spring 2018. Workshops and training will take place in the winter and summer. This grant-funded project will be completed by the summer of 2018. Any community receiving trees agrees to participate in joint 2017 and/or 2018 Arbor Day events coordinated by Macomb County.

Project Information and How to Apply

PLEASE SUBMIT FORMS BY AUGUST 15, 2017 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS APPLICATION CYCLE.