The Natural Features Protection Overlay District was approved by the Kalamazoo City Commission on May 20, 2019. This Ordinance and Map change is the first phase of Natural Features Protection (NFP) work in Kalamazoo. Future phases will focus on a deeper dive into the mapping of the Natural Features in Kalamazoo and environmental stewardship and education with partners like the Kalamazoo Nature Center.

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