- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Nine community parks across Michigan and a state facility in Oceana County are expected to share $930,700 in federal grants under a program designed to provide better public outdoor recreation opportunities.

The money will come from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a federal program administered in Michigan by the Department of Natural Resources on behalf of the National Park Service. It is supported by revenues from oil and gas development on the outer continental shelf.

Projects proposed by the DNR will be sent to the National Park Service for federal approval.

Local governments with parks selected for the grants include Delta Charter Township in Eaton County and Orion Township in Oakland County; the cities of Allegan, Marlette, Southfield, South Haven, St. Johns; and Muskegon and Ottawa counties.

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