Mich. outdoor recreation plan gets feds’ approval

camping-tentSubmitted by Phil Heimerl on March 13, 2013 – 12:01 am
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says its statewide outdoor recreation plan has won federal approval.The endorsement from the National Park Service is important because it makes the state eligible for federal funding to boost outdoor recreation opportunities.

About $40 million is available nationwide each year under the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. To qualify for grants, states must prepare and win approval of a recreation plan that’s updated every five years.