Category Archives: Press Releases

Gov. Snyder Proposes 599- mile trail to show off Michigan

A 599-mile trail stretching from Detroit’s Belle Isle to Wisconsin — connecting existing trails and meandering through the middle part of the Michigan mitten and across its Upper Peninsula — would showcase some of the state’s most breathtaking vistas to hikers, snowmobilers and countless other off-road enthusiasts, according to a proposal unveiled Wednesday by Gov. Rick Snyder.

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Safe Routes to School Mini-grants Now Available

Safe Routes to School

Mini-Grants Announcement

The Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) request proposals for the development of programs that promote organized initiatives that encourage Michigan students in grades K-8 to walk, bicycle, or use other means of physical activity to get to and from school safely. The program is intended to help increase the number of children walking/biking/rolling safely to and from school by providing 15 active transportation program grants of up to $5,000 each.

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First Michigan Trails Week Recap

From Maia Stephens, Recreation Programmer at the Michigan DNR–

The first Michigan Trails Week, held September 23-29, was designed to highlight both summer season trail use, and promote opportunities for winter trail use. It was a collaboration with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Recreation and Park Association and the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, and ended on National Public Lands Day in an effort to promote stewardship of Michigan’s amazing trail network.

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