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Ann Arbor Greenbelt’s New “Bluebelt” Boundary

April 29, 2024 - ​The city's Greenbelt is a land preservation program that protects land surrounding the city. The Greenbelt District boundary has expanded twice since the program's inception in 2003, each time to accommodate new opportunities, adapt to community and/or program needs, or allow for expanded partnerships and financial leverage. The latest Greenbelt District expansion is driven by these same factors, but this iteration adds a second boundary, the “Bluebelt," that will engage in permanent land conservation directly protecting the city's drinking water quality, the top concern voiced by the public across the Greenbelt's 2019 strategic planning process. Greenbelt staff will be collaborating with Ann Arbor Water, the Huron River Watershed Council, and local land preservation partners to develop the Bluebelt's operational structure this year.​

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