Michigan officials have selected 14 community and state parks, trails and sports facilities to share $5.4 million in federal grants.
The state Department of Natural Resources said the money will come from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, which is supported by revenues from gas and oil development from the Gulf of Mexico.
“The Land and Water Conservation Fund is pivotal in supporting projects that improve the quality of outdoor recreation for communities across Michigan,” said Dan Lord, DNR grants manager.
Projects recommended for support are in Bay, Berrien, Eaton, Houghton, Ingham, Macomb, Oakland, Oceana, Van Buren, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.
They include campground developments, park renovations and improvements, accessible playground development, accessibility improvements and more.
The DNR uses Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars to help develop public outdoor recreation facilities and provide matching grants for local governments to do likewise. Eligible applicants include Native American tribes, villages, cities, townships and counties, and divisions within the DNR.
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