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2023 Board Recommendations

This year, the board recommended $17,518,500 for acquisition grants and $9,820,600 for development grants.

  • 13 acquisition grants to local units of government for a total of $10,398,500
  • Five acquisition grants to the Michigan DNR for a total of $7,120,000
  • 35 development grants to local units of government for a total of $9,820,600

Final grant awards are dependent on the appropriation process, but in general are made within 12 to 18 months after the application deadline.

View tabs below for details of the award recommendations. You can sort by any column by toggling the column header, or search for specific information using the search bar.

App. No. Applicant Project Title Project County Grant Award
TF23-0098 DNR - Wildlife Division Middleville State Game Area Land Acquisition Barry $1,200,000
TF23-0171 DNR - Forest Resources Division Betsie River Springs Benzie $620,000
TF23-0208 DNR - Forest Resources Division Black River Ranch Acquisition Cheboygan $3,000,000
TF23-0172 DNR - Forest Resources Division Doe Lake Cheboygan $1,100,000
TF23-0059 City of Traverse City Brown Bridge Quiet Area - Spring Lake Expansion Grand Traverse $2,352,200
TF23-0032 City of Lansing Sycamore Creek Land Acquisition - Cavanaugh Road Ingham $300,000
TF23-0043 City of Lansing Waverly Road Acquisition Ingham $500,000
TF23-0207 Oscoda Charter Township AuSable River Scenic Preserve Acquistion Iosco $270,000
TF23-0166 DNR - Wildlife Division Rogue River State Game Area Land Acquisition Kent $1,200,000
TF23-0029 Clark Township Hessel Marina Expansion Project Mackinac $737,000
TF23-0055 Macomb Township North Branch Land Acquisition Macomb $742,500
TF23-0113 City of Sterling Heights Rotary Park Expansion Along the Clinton River Macomb $195,600
TF23-0054 Edenville Township Gransden Park Expansion Midland $121,200
TF23-0003 City of Rochester Hills Cloverport Park - Clinton River Buffer Acquisition Oakland $1,328,000
TF23-0184 Bloomfield Hills Schools Johnson Nature Center Preserve Expansion Oakland $890,000
TF23-0030 Ottawa County Rosy Mound Acquisition - Phase 2 Ottawa $1,642,000
TF23-0070 Village of Lexington Village of Lexington’s Harbor Acquisition Sanilac $300,000
TF23-0058 Superior Charter Township Superior Greenway Nature Preserve Acquisition Washtenaw $1,020,000

Total: $17,518,500

App. No. Applicant Project Title Project County Grant Award
TF23-0028 Saugatuck Township Blue Star Trail - Maple St to Beeline Trail Allegan $300,000
TF23-0082 Baraga County Point Abbaye Natural Area Campsite & Trail Expansion Project Baraga $300,000
TF23-0161 City of Bay City Niagara Woods Nature Area Development Bay $300,000
TF23-0085 Berrien County Development of the M-63 Lakeview Trail Berrien $300,000
TF23-0042 City of Buchanan Development of Riverfront Park Berrien $229,400
TF23-0144 City of Sault Ste Marie Rotary Park Pavilion Project Chippewa $275,400
TF23-0128 Bear Creek Township Spring Lake Park - Restroom and Fishing Platform Renovation Emmet $300,000
TF23-0012 Genesee County Historic Pedestrian Bridge Renovation Genesee $300,000
TF23-0013 Genesee County Flint River Access at the Confluence of Swartz Creek Genesee $300,000
TF23-0125 Grand Blanc Township Cook Road/Dort Hwy Shared Use Path Genesee $300,000
TF23-0025 Garfield Charter Township Grand Traverse Commons Natural Area Accessible Trail Grand Traverse $300,000
TF23-0142 Ingham County Burchfield Park - Riverbend Natural Area Access Improvements Ingham $300,000
TF23-0024 City of Jackson Renovation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Equality Trail Jackson $300,000
TF23-0052 Oshtemo Township Development of the Fruit Belt Rail Trail - East Segment Kalamazoo $263,000
TF23-0053 Oshtemo Township Development of Fruit Belt Rail Trail - Center Segment Kalamazoo $300,000
TF23-0129 Oshtemo Township Development of Fruit Belt Rail Trail - West Segment Kalamazoo $148,000
TF23-0073 City of Kentwood Paul Henry - Thornapple Trail Improvements Kent $300,000
TF23-0102 City of Cedar Springs Heart of Cedar Springs Playground Development Kent $300,000
TF23-0071 Shelby Township River Bends Accessible Kayak Launch Park Improvements Macomb $164,500
TF23-0126 City of Manistee Veterans Memorial Park - Boardwalk Renovation Manistee $300,000
TF23-0147 Mecosta County Davis Bridge Park Water Access Renovation Mecosta $299,800
TF23-0002 Paint Creek Trailways Commission Paint Creek Trail - Bridge Renovation Oakland $300,000
TF23-0159 Ontonagon Township Abby - Radtke Lake Superior Beach Access Ontonagon $206,800
TF23-0123 Holland Charter Township Middle Macatawa - Trailhead and connector Ottawa $300,000
TF23-0136 Bridgeport Charter Township Cass River Trail Development Saginaw $300,000
TF23-0115 Saginaw County Saginaw Valley Rail Trail Renovation Saginaw $300,000
TF23-0114 City of Laingsburg Looking Glass River Access Site Development Shiawassee $200,000
TF23-0146 St. Clair County North Channel County Park Waterfront Trail Access St. Clair $300,000
TF23-0016 City of Port Huron Sanborn Park Development St. Clair $250,000
TF23-0034 Covert Township Development of Covert Park Beach Van Buren $300,000
TF23-0090 South Haven Area Recreation Authority Porter Legacy Dunes Park Development Van Buren $300,000
TF23-0178 Van Buren County Development of Paw Paw River Water Trail Access Van Buren $283,700
TF23-0010 Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority Willow Metropark - Big Bend Fishing Area Renovation Wayne $300,000
TF23-0174 City of Detroit Eliza Howell Park - Nature Exploration and Playground Project Wayne $300,000
TF23-0118 Northville Charter Township Seven Mile Road Regional Pathway Wayne $300,000

Total: $9,820,600