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 birding and hiking 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. Click here to see the greenway brochure and map. (PDF)
SMLC and Washtenaw County finished the first phase of the Superior Greenway Nature Trail in 2017. This trail connects several Nature Preserves owned by SMLC and partner organizations, and is great for hiking and even cross-country skiing in the winter. Click here for a trail 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. Click here for a trail map.
SMLC acquired 39 acres in the Sibley Prairie in 2014 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.
Please click here to read the Sibley Prairie Land Protection project Case for Support.