Rep Glenn votes for local recreation development

first_img House approves projects across the state State Rep. Gary Glenn today announced a Midland park project will be funded as part of a bill recently approved by the House that recommends funding recreational improvements across the state.Glenn, of Midland, said the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund uses dedicated money to fund land acquisitions and development of parks, trails and other recreational facilities across the state. The projects are paid for by a combination of Trust Fund money from gas and oil leases and local matching funds.Glenn said the local project is development of the Emerson Park River Overlook and River Walk. It involves development of 325 feet of publicly owned waterfront on the Tittabawassee River within Emerson Park. The project repurposes an abandoned water intake pump station into a two-story river overlook area, and will include a fishing dock, floating water access dock, boardwalk along the river’s edge, gathering plaza, riverfront park areas and new parking lot. The project also includes removal of invasive exotic plant species from the riverbank, opening up vistas to the river. Emerson Park will serve as a rest stop along the 30-mile long Midland County Pere Marquette“I am very pleased to see this funding – which includes no state taxpayer money – being used to enhance our already outstanding natural resources in Midland County,” Glenn said. “Not only will this provide recreational opportunities for local families, it will also bring visitors to the area and help grow our local economies.”The funding is comprised of revenue from the lease of state land and is designated on an annual basis in partnership with local governments for the projects.The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.#####The bill is Senate Bill 76. 20Jun Rep. Glenn votes for local recreation developmentcenter_img Categories: Glenn News,Newslast_img

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