Natural Areas Preservation Program (NAPP) MillageScio Woods Hike

On November 3, 2020, voters of Washtenaw County will be asked if they want to renew and restore the 0.25 mill ten-year Natural Area Preservation Program millage. Just like the millage approved by voters in 2000 and renewed in 2010, funds collected would be invested to preserve land throughout Washtenaw County. For more information and an interactive map to see what the program has accomplished in the first 20 years, click here.

Ballot Language 

The following ballot language that will appear on the November 3, 2020 ballot:

“Shall the limitation on taxes which may be imposed each year for all purposes on real and tangible property in Washtenaw County be increased as provided in Section 6, Article 9 of the Michigan Constitution and the Board of Commissioners be authorized to levy a tax not to exceed one fourth of a mill ($0.25 per $1,000 of state equalized valuation) on the taxable value of such property for a period of ten years beginning with the levy made on December 1, 2021 (which will generate estimated revenues of $4,407,196 in the first year) for the purpose of purchasing natural areas in order to preserve them, paying the costs of operating a land preservation program and paying the costs of maintaining the land purchased?  Of the 0.25 mill, 0.2341 represents a renewal of that portion of a 0.25 mill authorization previously approved by electors as reduced by operation of the Headlee Amendment, and 0.0159 represents new millage in the amount equal to the amount reduced by operation of the Headlee Amendment.”


Questions? Or need additional information?

Your support enables county-wide recreation facilities, programs, and parklands to be used and enjoyed by the public, contributing immeasurably to the quality of life in Washtenaw County. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact our office at [email protected] or (734)971-6337.

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