THE SUPERIOR GREENWAY
The Superior Greenway is located in Superior Township, Washtenaw County. More than 2,400 acres have been protected in the Greenway through the efforts of the project’s partners: SMLC, City of Ann Arbor, Superior Township and Washtenaw County.
The Greenway is a known birder’s and bicyclist's destination. Many people enjoy the open rural and agricultural landscape as well as visiting the many nature preserves that are open to the public daily. Please click here to learn more.
SMLC and Washtenaw County are currently working on constructing the first phase of the Superior Greenway Nature Trail with an intended trail opening in 2015.
You can support land protection in the Superior Greenway. Please click here to view the Superior Greenway Expansion Project Case for Support and Map.
THE SIBLEY PRAIRIE
The Sibley Prairie, Michigan’s largest prairie remnant, is located in Brownstown Township, Wayne County. It is a high quality representation of Michigan’s historic lakeplain prairie which used to cover more than 16,000 acres, most of that in southeast Michigan. SMLC and other conservation organizations are working to protect what is left, less than 400 acres in the Sibley Prairie.
NEWS Flash! SMLC recently acquired 39 acres in the Sibley Prairie as part of a partnership project with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. This beautiful urban property contains mature forests, a rare lakeplain prairie remnant, wetlands and other interesting features.
Please click here to read SMLC’s press release.
SMLC is raising funds for its Sibley Prairie Land Protection Project. The Carls Foundation has generously awarded SMLC a challenge grant to help. The Foundation will contribute up to $75,000 in matching funds for this project. You can help! Your local contribution will be matched dollar-for-dollar if SMLC receives it on or before December 31st. Please click here to learn more.