Note: This is archived info from the original website for the Friends of Dicken Woods. 
It was written when the Friends were in the process of saving DW


Saving Dicken Woods

How to Help

There are many ways to help in the efforts to save Dicken Woods:

Purchase goods at Borders during the Benefit Days: Sept. 19-21. Download the coupon (Acrobat PDF version or MS Word version) then present it at either the downtown Ann Arbor or Arborland Borders locations on the specified dates. 15% of your purchase price will be donated to help save Dicken Woods! It costs you nothing yet makes a nice contribution to the cause. Do your holiday shopping in September!
Note: 3 coupons are on the page, cut them out and give to friends to use.

Other ways to help save Dicken Woods:

  1. Make a pledge, save Dicken Woods!

  2. Join the Friends of Dicken Woods email list.

  3. Attend the next meeting of the Friends. You'll be notified if you join the mailing list. There are no further obligations, just come to the next meeting, meet lots of your neighbors and other concerned citizens, and learn about how the Friends are saving Dicken Woods. Neighborhood turnout has been tremendous!

  4. Sign the petitions (one in opposition to rezoning Dicken Woods for R3-townhouse zoning; another in opposition to opening Dicken Drive into Dicken Woods). Please also check with other family members and with your neighbors to see if they have signed. Copies of the petitions are with Deborah Norbotten (, Naela Jenkins ( and Stephanie Hunter (; or by phone at 734-668-6059).

  5. Write a letter or email to:

    1. the City Council.
    2. the City Planning Commission and Department.
    3. the Editor of the Ann Arbor News.

  6. Attend the next relevant Park Advisory Commission meeting and/or Planning Commission meeting. Again, you'll be notified if you join the Friends email list.

  7. Volunteer to help distribute neighborhood flyers.

  8. Volunteer research time or technical expertise.

  9. Contact the Friends (email with ideas, suggestions, questions, comments, etc.

  10. Pass this information on to your neighbors. Spread the word about how we're saving Dicken Woods.

  11. Take part in the neighborhood "water problems" survey to help determine the extent of water-related problems (from low water pressure to sewer backups and lot drainage/flooding, etc.) in the area. Stephanie and Deborah are working on a water problem survey. Contact them with answers to these questions:

    1. Have there been water problems at your address (we want "no's" too)
    2. If yes, inside or outside, what are they?
    3. Have you spent money to have these problems taken care of?
    4. Do you have water pressure problems--Have you contacted the city?

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