The DNR will has awarded two-point-eight billion dollars in grants through a partnership program the National Park Service.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund was created back in 1964 to provide outdoor recreational opportunities all over the U.S. This year, 14 counties in Michigan will will receive grants to improve and build new outdoor facilities.
DNR Coordinator, Lindsay Ross, says the goal of the grants is to promote outdoor activities for everyone.
“That's kind of our push for these programs, that the money is going towards people being able to go outside. The general public being able to have affordable options to get in touch with the natural resources in their areas or the park projects”
Counties receiving funding include Montcalm, Grand Traverse, and Oscoda.
To see a full list of communities awarded Land and Water Conservation Fund grants click here.