- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Work is expected this spring on a trail that will eventually connect the southwestern Michigan cities of Kalamazoo and Portage.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1M9MsKl ) a new portion of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail will run along the east side of Portage Creek in Upjohn Park. Kalamazoo is getting $300,000 for the project from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund.

Kalamazoo will kick in $157,000 to complete the project. Kalamazoo Parks Director Sean Fletcher says some money could come from Kalamazoo Valley Community College, since the trail will likely benefit the institution’s Healthy Living Campus opening this fall.

The new trail will eventually connect with the existing trail. There are currently 22 miles of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, which is expected to grow to 35 miles when completed.

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Information from: Kalamazoo Gazette, https://www.mlive.com/kalamazoo


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