Aquatic habitat grants to help Milliken park, 5 others

Associated Press

Lansing — The state Department of Natural Resources has announced recipients of funding through the Aquatic Habitat Grant Program.

Six projects will share $1.25 million, including $200,000 to the state DNR Parks and Recreation Division for a project at Milliken State Park in Detroit.

DNR Fisheries Division coordinator Chris Freiburger says “this year’s grants will enhance a broad range of aquatic habitat that is the foundation for Michigan’s world-class fishing opportunities.”

More than $430,000 will go to the Conservation Resource Alliance’s free span the Maple River connectivity initiative in Emmet County.

The Barry Conservation Districtis to get more than $305,000 for its Cedar Creek aquatic habitat restoration project in Barry County.

Another $200,000 each will go to the Conservation Resource Alliance’s bridging the Jordan River restoration project in Antrim County.