State trust awards $300,000 for Macomb County trail work

SHELBY TOWNSHIP (AP) -- The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund has awarded $300,000 for construction on a three-mile stretch of a biking and hiking trail in suburban Detroit.

The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens says officials in Macomb County's Shelby Township got word this month that the fund will help pay for the project. The money comes from selling oil and gas drilling rights.

The trail segment will link River Bends Park to the Macomb Orchard Trail.

Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis says the grant is a big boost for the project. Township parks and recreation director Joe Youngblood says the grant may not cover the entire three-mile stretch but says the community will get as much of the work done as possible.

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About the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund: http://1.usa.gov/Tihzsx

Published: Thu, Dec 27, 2012