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Green Macomb
Planning and Economic Development



Green Macomb – US Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant 2018-2020

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 1,200 trees will be planted in 2018 through spring 2020 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 200 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 of 2018 through the spring of 2020. This grant-funded project will be completed by the spring of 2020. Any community receiving trees agrees to participate in joint 2018 and/or 2019 Arbor Day events coordinated by Macomb County.

Project Information and How to Apply