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Planning and Economic Development

Land and Water Resources - Programs - Green Macomb


To create a coordinated, comprehensive, and actionable green infrastructure strategy that functions to systematically implement and leverage environmental best practices in the most urbanized sections of Macomb County, strengthening the economic vitality, quality of life and environmental wellbeing of the region.


  • Increase aesthetics and property values
  • Reduce potential of flooding
  • Improve water quality
  • Enhance quality of life
  • Support public health
  • Capitalize on infrastructure investments
  • Better connect residents with green infrastructure
  • Encourage improvements on private property - including a well supported public-private tree planting program

Potential Projects:

  • Street tree and residential canopy enhancements
  • Green (complete) streets
  • Low impact development standards and projects
  • Parking lot retrofits
  • Park renovations
  • New parks and green spaces
  • Expanded bikeway and trail network
  • Brownfield redevelopment and remediation


Green Macomb Website

Tree Canopy & Conservation Map

Green Macomb - Urban Forest Partnership - eMacomb, Winter 2016