On November 15, 2011, after a presentation made by township residents, the Board of Trustees pledged a general fund appropriation of up to $5,000.00 in matching funds for public donations received in 2012 to support the application of the Ruhlig farm in Dexter Township to the Washtenaw County Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) program. The County Nat(ural) Area(s) levy that appears on the winter tax bill funds this program. Fundraising efforts have been organized by Mr. Barry Lonik. Donations from the public on behalf of the Ruhlig PDR application will also be accepted at the township hall. Should the Ruhlig application not be selected for PDR funding any public donations accepted will be returned. Please contact the township at (734) 426-3767 with any questions.