Free Workshop Coming up on June 17!
Learn How to Fund Natural Areas and Farmland Protection through a Local Government Millage
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
At this free workshop, we will take you step-by-step through our Millage Toolkit so you can learn about millage campaigns and if they are a good fit for protecting land in your community. Topics covered include:
- How to determine feasibility for a land protection millage
- Steps to get a millage proposal on the ballot
- Budgeting, recruiting, planning for a campaign
- Communicating your message to voters
- Getting out the vote
- Setting up your program
- Post campaign action items
Plus, hear stories about local, successful millage campaigns from the organizers. Sign up here.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Citizens who want to learn how to get their local governments to place a land protection program on the local ballot.
- Local government officials who want to learn more about how their local government would run a land protection millage ballot campaign.
- ANYONE who wants to learn how to run a campaign to get a land protection millage passed in your next election!
All participants will get a free printed copy of the Millage Toolkit
June 17, 6-8pm
1100 North Main Street, 2nd Floor
Ann Arbor, MI
Kris Olsson, HRWC Watershed Ecologist and Megan Olds, Parallel Solutions, LLCSIGN UP To learn how to protect land here
Can’t Make the Workshop? You can still check out the Millage Toolkit online
This Toolkit offers step-by-step processes for creating a millage campaign for protecting land in your community. Download the ‘Funding Land Protection from Millages Toolkit’ here.
Raise Your Voice to Give Feedback on Master Plans in These Areas
Salem Township has just published their draft revised master plan. If you are a resident, take a look and use the worksheets provided in Land Use for a Healthy Watershed to submit your comments. You can see HRWC’s comments in Resources on our Change Makers page.
Northfield Township has just published their draft revised master plan. If you are a resident, take a look and use the worksheets provided in Land Use for a Healthy Watershed to submit your comments. You can see HRWC’s comments in Resources on our Change Makers page.
Peninsular Dam Removal
The City of Ypsilanti has voted to remove the Peninsular Dam! Thank you for your supportive comments.
Please let us know when you submit feedback on any of these issues to your local government and let us know how it went.
Kris and Jason
Change Makers are residents who have chosen to become a voice for the Huron River and its watershed by becoming involved in their local governments to encourage watershed-friendly land use planning and practices. More about our Change Makers program here.