3 NE Michigan communities receive grants for recreation projects

cash-deficitSubmitted by Phil Heimerl

Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation to spend $23 million for land purchases, trail upgrades and other recreation projects.

The money in the bill comes from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, which consists of royalties from sales and leases of state-owned mineral rights.

Most of the 76 grants will go to local governments to cover part of the projects’ costs.

In northeast Michigan, the biggest grant goes to Caledonia Township in Alcona County, which is receiving $245,000 to improve access and facilities at Hubbard Lake North End Park.