Novi recognized for its greenways, conservation

The word sustainability isn’t regularly used with a sprawlburg suburb like Novi, but the municipality recently won the first Oak Land Award at the 2009 Oakland County Green Infrastructure Celebration.

The awards recognize communities that contribute and demonstrate successful efforts toward the planning, promotion, design, development, and support of green infrastructure in Oakland County. Novi won for its interconnected network of open spaces, natural areas, and waterways.

“They really have a whole host of natural resources that nicely blend the natural environment with development,” says Jim Keglovitz, a senior planner for Oakland County Planning and Economic Development Services.

Novi employs a number of conservation initiatives, including a wildlife habitat plan, a linear greenway system, and wetland protection plan, among others. For information about the county’s Green Infrastructure Vision, click here.

Source: Jim Keglovitz, a senior planner for Oakland County Planning and Economic Development Services
Writer: Jon Zemke