Julie Grand
City of Ann Arbor /

Back in 2003, the City of Ann Arbor initiated its "greenbelt program," which was designed to preserve and expand local farmland and nature areas.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks about the program's current status and future plans with Ann Arbor city council member Julie Grand.

Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

There is a lot of open and green space in Washtenaw County and much of that land will be preserved forever.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry brings you the story of a local environmental activist who has worked several decades to preserve our green spaces and whose efforts may have been 'Hidden in Plain Sight.'

Ann Arbor's greenbelt program now has over six square miles of farmland and open space preserved within an hour of the downtown area.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Checking in on Ann Arbor's Greenbelt program as it nears the

ten year mark.