Connecting with nature in our neighborhoods, parks, and open spaces will improve the overall quality of life for Dearborn residents. As Mayor, Susan will increase these community connections with nature and ensure it is done in culturally competent ways with early and frequent engagement with the Dearborn communities they serve.
- As Mayor, Susan will build stronger neighborhoods and social connections by providing opportunities for residents to engage in defining and shaping natural spaces. Their input will then be incorporated into programs that directly impact Dearborn residents.
- As Mayor, Susan will develop a clear and stringent process for those seeking to enhance, transform, and maintain city owned open space for short and long term greening, especially in vacant lots to help stabilize neighborhoods.
- As Mayor, Susan is committed to expanding nature programming and supporting organizations that provide experiences to promote biodiversity.
- As Mayor, Susan will work to increase restoration, creation, and maintenance of habitats for native species, while expanding habitats for pollinators, recognizing that one third of our food supply relies on pollinators.