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The Ann Arbor News reports that 527 acres of farmland in four parcels in Scio and Webster Townships have landed $1.6 million from the Federal Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program – all of the money awarded within Michigan. The awards do not mean that the lands have been protected under conservation easements, but will need to be paired with other funds in order to reach final conservation deals:
The Greenbelt Advisory Commission has recommended to Ann Arbor City Council that it approve $1 million for the Wing farm preservation, Garfield said. The greenbelt program is funded by a tax approved by Ann Arbor voters in 2003.
Washtenaw County netted 61% of Michigan’s 2006 haul from this funding source, and 75% in 2005.
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