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Rosie Pahl Donaldson, 
Land Acquisition Specialist

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​​The Greenbelt program is an innovative land preservation program that has protected thousands of acres of farmland and open space around the city of Ann Arbor. The program makes use of millions of dollars from grants, landowner donations, and other locally funded programs. Click here to view an interactive map of the Greenbelt properties.​

Greenbelt District Application 2023​ (PDF)​
Download a map of the Greenbelt District ​(PDF)
2022 Annual Greenbelt Report (PDF)​​​
Greenbelt Strategic Plan (PDF)​

NEW: Buy-Protect-Sell initiative

The City of Ann Arbor’s Greenbelt Program invites farmers to submit a proposal to buy protected farmland that is being sold at a reduced price via the Buy-Protect-Sell initiative. The goal is to connect land-insecure farmers with affordable farmland buying opportunities. If you lease farmland and are looking to own, or are a small farmer, this program may be right for you.

Nollar Road, Northfield Township
Click h​​ere​​ or the Nollar Road sale packet (PDF). Submissions are due by Monday, Sept. 11. The property will be available for viewing prior to the proposal submission deadline during two open houses on Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. and Thursday, July 27, 4-7 p.m.  During this time, attendees will have the opportunity to see the property, structures, and woodlands, and discuss the proposal/sale process with City of Ann Arbor staff.  Registration is strongly requested, though not required. Sign up here.

Green Room Interview​ ​​​on CTN

Remy Long, Deputy Manager of Natural Area Preservation and Land Acquisition, on the Greenbelt Program and land preservation.​