A few years ago Traverse City damaged wetlands in the process of building a new road.
In order to reconcile this, the State of Michigan has ordered the city to dedicate a certain amount of land to wetland conservation, in perpetuity.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture is using a $1.4 million grant from the federal government for two land easement programs in the state.
The programs focus is on keeping wetlands and agricultural lands precisely that: wetlands and agricultural lands. Continue reading