MNRTF Board Approves $40.3 Million in Recreation Grants

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, supported by oil and gas lease royalties, continues to make a major impact on Michigan's great outdoors.

Recently, the MNRTF Board recommended more than $40 million in grants for outdoor recreational development and land acquisition projects to the state Legislature.

This funding will support a variety of outdoor recreation improvements including expanded public access at popular fishing destinations, additional snowmobile and multiuse trail easements that give users broader access to more trails, facility and playground improvements at urban parks, planning and construction for new trails and connectors, trail-resurfacing projects and wildlife and habitat enhancement projects.

“The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund has a proven record of supporting expanded opportunities for more Michiganders and tourists to experience quality public outdoor recreation,” Snyder said. “This year’s recommendations could help improve the quality of life in a very Pure Michigan way.”

The board recommended a total of $40.3 million for projects in 2018, including $19 million in recreational development and $21.3 million in land acquisition projects. READ THE FULL STORY

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