aerial view of Discovery Pier and Park in Traverse City, Michigan
Whitmer signs a $37.8 million Trust Fund bill for outdoor recreation development and acquisition grants against the backdrop of West Grand Traverse Bay, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today signed legislation authorizing $37.8 million in Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants that will support outdoor recreation projects throughout Michigan. The governor signed House Bill 4469 on Discovery Pier at Greilickville Harbor Park in Elmwood Charter Township (shown above). The township, one of more than 70 Trust Fund grantees, will receive $300,000 to further the recreation-based development of the pier area around the city’s old coal dock. Read the full release ► This is just one of many Trust Fund projects approved in the legislation. The bill includes funding for 76 recreation projects and land purchases recommended by the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board in December. Learn more about the Trust Fund at
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