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Governor Calls for New State Park

Jul 16, 2021

Utilizing federal relief dollars, a proposal to build the first state park in Genesee County was announced this week. The new outdoor recreation space would be located at Chevy Commons, a former industrial site. The $26.2 million investment in the Flint state park would be drawn from $250 million in funding previously proposed by Governor […]

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Governor Calls for Investment to Boost Tourism

Jun 11, 2021

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced her plan for a $250 million investment into state parks and trails across the state. The plan calls for using federal relief dollars to invest in parks and trails and address the backlog of park infrastructure projects, which will help support businesses and local economies. The funds will help modernize parks […]

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What Makes Michigan Magnificent

Aug 12, 2020

If you are reading this, I assume you live in Michigan. I live in Michigan. Most of my clients live in Michigan. However, not all. What everyone who does not live here needs to know is that Michigan is a super fantastically beautiful state. I hope that last sentence conveyed what a natural wonderland Michigan […]

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Recreation Passport Cost Set to Increase

Jan 17, 2020

For the first time in seven years the fee of a Recreation Passport vehicle entry pass will increase from $11 to $12 per-year. All other resident Passport fees stay the same, including those for motorcycles, mopeds, and commercial vehicles. The change in fee is due to a statutory provision to adjust the fee based upon […]

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The Mighty Mac

Jun 26, 2019

It’s been featured on the History Channels’ Modern Marvels TV show, Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs has spent a day climbing its suspension cables, and most recently, Governor Gretchen Whitmer used it front and center in her campaign logo for Governor. The Mackinac Bridge is one of Michigan’s most iconic symbols and has been featured […]

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Michigan: A State of Festivals

Aug 08, 2018

Summer time in Michigan signals festival season across the state. It starts with the spring Tulip Time Festival in Holland and hits its stride with the world-famous Cherry Festival in Traverse City over the 4th of July. The Cherry Festival attracts over 500,000 people and features performances such as air shows by the famous Navy-Blue […]

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Senate Passes Legislation Increasing Park Funding

May 18, 2018

This week, the Senate passed legislation aimed at supporting state and local parks, funding recreational projects and needs throughout the state, and creating more flexibility in the use of funds. The package includes a Joint Resolution and three Senate bills that would alter the way revenue to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) and […]

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A Michigan Tradition

May 09, 2018

This year marks the 89th anniversary of a Michigan tradition, the Tulip Time Festival. In 1927 a Holland biology teacher, Lida Rogers, petitioned the city council to adopt the tulip as Holland’s official flower because of the city’s Dutch heritage. She also pushed the city to hold an annual festival to display the early-spring blooms. […]

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