Gov. Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bill Investing in Outdoor Recreation in 76 Communities


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a bipartisan bill that appropriates $37.8 million in Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants to support 76 recreational projects and land purchases throughout Michigan.

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board recommended the funding to increase the quality and amount of public outdoor recreation opportunities in Michigan.

The funding will support trail systems, acquisitions of high quality, unique natural resources including geological features, wildlife habitat and Great Lake and river access, and and extensive range of projects that will expand opportunities across the state for fishing, camping, biking, hiking and snowmobiling.

“The Michigan Natural Resources

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Dozens Of Kentucky Communities Receive Funding For Community Recreation Projects

  Gov. Andy Beshear’s Office in a release Monday announced 41 recreation projects throughout the commonwealth will receive federal funding for renovations and upgrades, totaling $4.3 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). 


Some communities receiving funding in western Kentucky include Benton, Drakesboro, Hopkinsville, Kuttawa, Murray/Calloway County, and Nortonville, as well as Carlisle, Christian, Livingston, Todd, and Trigg counties. Gifts will be allocated to parks in these communities in amounts ranging from $12,995 to the largest grant of $250,000.


Benton, Kentucky will use $12,995 to construct two new pavilions at H. H. Lovett Park. Additionally, Todd County received $250,000

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