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File #: 16-1240    Version: 1 Name: 9/6/16 Upper Huron Conservation
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/6/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/6/2016 Final action: 9/6/2016
Enactment date: 9/6/2016 Enactment #: R-16-358
Title: Resolution to Approve Participation in 2016 Assistance to Upper Huron River Regional Conservation Partnership Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, to be Submitted by Legacy Land Conservancy
Title
Resolution to Approve Participation in 2016 Assistance to Upper Huron River Regional Conservation Partnership Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, to be Submitted by Legacy Land Conservancy
Memorandum
The attached Resolution authorizes the City of Ann Arbor to partner with Legacy Land Conservancy, the grant applicant, in the proposal to the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service's (USDA NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) for funding toward the acquisition of conservation easements in the Upper Huron River Watershed area of Michigan. Legacy Land Conservancy is pursuing proposal grant funding for the project in the amount of $3,200,000.

On May 2, 2016, the City Council approved pre-proposal participation in 2016 Assistance to Upper Huron River Regional Conservation Partnership Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, to be submitted by Legacy Land Conservancy (Resolution No. R-16-180). That resolution approved the City's execution of a pre-proposal letter of support, the first stage of the grant process.

On July 22, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service notified Legacy Land Conservancy that the pre-proposal was selected, and invited Legacy Land Conservancy to proceed to the next step in the application process and to submit a full proposal. The City is now being requested to execute a letter that would approve the City of Ann Arbor to participate in the Partnership with Legacy Land Conservancy.

Other Contributing Partners, in addition to the Greenbelt Program, would include Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission, Six Rivers Land Conservancy, Huron River Watershed Council, and Ducks Unlimited. Supporting Partners are Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division; Oakland County Parks and Recreation, and Pheasants Forever.

If Legacy L...

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