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Massie Preserve Gets $20,000 Award for Improvements
The Park District of Ottawa County Board of Park Commissioners piloted the first Parks and Trails Improvement Grant by funding nine outdoor recreation improvement projects throughout Ottawa County. $200,000 in total grant funding will be dispersed to the approved projects.
Political subdivisions in Ottawa County were eligible to apply for funding in order to offer greater access to local outdoor recreation opportunities. Grant projects were required to outline improvements to public outdoor recreation facilities, green spaces, and/or trails located in Ottawa County. Awardees will be reimbursed for project costs up to the award amount after the final reporting documentation is submitted.
Among the 2022 Parks and Trails Improvement Grant Funded Projects was the Massie Cliffside Preserve Driveway, Put-in-Bay Township Park District with a grant of $20,000. The Massie Cliffside Preserve is located on the north shore of East Point on South Bass Island. Park District officials were impressed by the resourcefulness, creativity and expertise represented in the first round of Parks and Trails Improvement Grant applications.
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