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University Of Michigan Graduate Students Help Allen Creek Greenway Conservancy

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The west side of downtown Ann Arbor may see a new trail, thanks to a group of University of Michigan graduate students.

For six years, the Allen Creek Greenway Conservancy has worked to create a trail linking west side parks with other important locations. Now, a group of 12 University of Michigan graduate students are helping to further the cause. These students have each studied the issue through a variety of disciplines the potential of the trail. Conservancy President, Bob Galardi, hope the work serves as a catapult for upgrades to the city's master plan. Galardi has hopes "that we can start working with the community on acquiring property, writing grants, and doing the things we need to do to create this trail."

In addition to recreational opportunities, the trail, running approximately over the Allen Creek area, coul address environmental and stormwater concerns as well.

The students, along with the conservancy and the city, hope to share the results of the project Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at 4 P.M. at the Ann Arbor District Library's downtown branch.

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.       

Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.