Project will connect Adrian and Tecumseh with dedicated route
State Rep. Bronna Kahle today announced Kiwanis Trail in Lenawee County has been recommended to receive a $300,000 development grant by the Natural Resources Trust Fund Board.
Kahle, of Adrian, was a member of the Connecting Lenawee group that sought the grant money and is pleased with the collaboration between county officials and community groups. Funding for the project is comprised of revenue from the lease of state land and is designated on an annual basis in partnership with local governments.
“This is fantastic news for all the people who use the trail to enjoy our natural resources throughout the year,” Kahle said. “By adding more than seven miles of paved trail to the existing system, we will have a total of 10 miles of universally accessible trail that parallels the River Raisin, providing recreational opportunities for everyone from walkers and bicyclists to cross-country ski enthusiasts.”
Kahle said the project is the result of a collaboration of local government and community leaders, including One Lenawee, Visit Lenawee, the River Raisin Watershed Council, city of Adrian, Adrian Charter Township, Raisin Charter Township, the city of Tecumseh, the Lenawee County Road Commission and other county officials.
“This is an investment to improve the quality of life for everyone who lives in the area as well as visitors to our beautiful region,” Kahle said. “I am happy we could all work together toward obtaining a grant for this development.”
The Legislature will vote on the recommendations in 2018.