- Associated Press - Sunday, March 1, 2015

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) - Several Michigan communities along the Great Lakes are getting a share of nearly $185,000 to create and improve water trails.

The state Department of Environmental Quality’s Office of the Great Lakes recently announced the funding.

The Land Information Access Association is getting more than $70,000 to help up to 10 communities with trail work.

South Haven is getting $50,000 to install a paved pathway and floating launch. The Saginaw Bay area is getting $12,500 to prepare sites in Arenac and Bay counties as well as more than $45,000 to develop marketing materials including a Saginaw Bay trail website.

Officials in St. Clair County are getting $5,000 to host a gathering of water trail officials.



An earlier phase of funding provided more than $340,000 in grants.

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Project details: https://1.usa.gov/1AAufkn

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