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Michigan Trails Commends Legislature for Providing Over $4 Million in Trail Funding
In recognition of Michigan as the number one trails state in the country, the Legislature appropriated funds from Michigan Enhancement Grants and other community investment programs to help support our state trail system. Michigan Trails commends Senators Mike Green, Goeff Hansen and Wayne Schmidt for their support of previous legislative trails initiatives and their leadership in securing these vital funds.
Michigan Trails Executive Director Bob Wilson notes this focused legislative activity continues to demonstrate an all-time high level of support for trails within the Legislature. "We have seen repeated emphasis on trail development in both the House and the Senate with key pieces of legislation passing both houses with bipartisan support," said Wilson. "The actions of Senators Green, Hansen and Schmidt give credence to the DNR's recent report that trail development is the number one local recreation need."
Wilson looks forward to more legislative activity in this session with a renewed effort to pass SJR O and the potential for a new state water trail program taking shape. "It's a bold new day for trail work in Michigan and we should all be proud of the work of the Michigan Legislature,"
The Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance is the statewide voice for non-motorized trail users, helping people build, connect and promote trails for a healthier and more prosperous Michigan. For more information, visit us at www.michigantrails.org or find us on Facebook.
Bob Wilson, Executive Director
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