Rep. Barrett announces area natural resource grant projects

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House passes legislation authorizing funding

The Michigan House on Thursday approved legislation funding Natural Resource Trust Fund projects across the state, including two in Delta Charter Township.

State Rep. Tom Barrett, of Potterville, said the projects will give families more opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of Michigan.

One development involves construction of a canoe launch on West Willow Highway. The $325,000 development involves construction of a canoe launch on the Grand River in the western section of Delta Township, a parking lot with handicap accessibility and a trail to the launch.

The other is a restroom renovation at Delta Mills Park, anticipated to cost $350,000. It involves demolition of the old building and construction of a new restroom with a pathway connecting it to the pickleball court, picnic shelter and existing pathways.

“While there are plenty of recreational opportunities in the Delta Township area, these projects will give families even more options,” Barrett said. “We have some of the most beautiful natural resources in the state right here in Delta Township, and now more people will have access to them.”

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 money comprises of restricted funds that are a combination of Trust Fund money with matching local funds and can only be used for these purposes.

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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The bill is Senate Bill 76.