Northfield Township establishes a Land Preservation Committee
Northfield Township residents like the rural feel of their community and both 1996 and 2010 township surveys reveal that agricultural and natural areas preservation are important to them.
To address the desire on the part of many residents to keep our rural character, the Board of Trustees established a committee of seven to look at ways to preserve high value agricultural and natural lands in the township. They began to meet in February 2017 and thus far have explored several means to do just that. Purchase or transfer of development rights, conservation easements, and informational programs for landowners are on the top of their list to make a difference.
In the days ahead, they hope to work with the planning commission for some ordinance changes and collaborate with groups with similar missions, such as the Huron River Watershed Council and the Legacy Land Conservancy to get the word out about the importance of farmland and natural areas to our quality of life.
The group generally meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 PM at the Public Safety Building at 8350 Main Street, Whitmore Lake. These meetings are open to the public.