Who we are
The Green Macomb initiative was created by the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development to support green infrastructure efforts that strengthen the economic vitality, quality of life, and environmental well-being of the region.
Through diverse partnerships, Green Macomb is working with local municipalities, businesses, private residents, and nonprofit organizations in order to enhance our region’s land and water resources.
Tree Plantings Map
In the news
Arbor Day Foundation Awards Finalists Announced - 3BL Media, 1/15/19
Volunteers plant trees through Green Macomb initiative - C & G Newspapers, 5/17/18
Macomb County receives national awards - C & G Newspapers, 5/17/18
Place an order to help more trees grow in Macomb County - C & G Newspapers, 3/30/18
Few can deny that fall is about the prettiest time of year. From rural communities to big city streets, the changing hues remind us how lovely it is to live amongst the trees. As the autumn air swirled around in 2020, Green Macomb wanted to know where is Macomb County’s prettiest tree?
More than 100 photos of fall foliage were snapped and showcased on social media so that everyone could help determine the most tree-tastic local spot. The contest offered two baskets featuring specially selected “Made in Macomb” products - one for the most liked photo and one for correctly guessing the type of tree photographed.
The Green Macomb initiative was created by the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development to support green infrastructure efforts that strengthen the economic vitality, quality of life, and environmental well-being of the region. Green Macomb has a goal of increasing our county’s tree canopy to 40%.
US Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant
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. Learn more here.