Appropriations Committees

Michigan Senate Appropriations Committee


Michigan House Appropriations Committee

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Parks & Recreation Advocacy

Legislative advocacy is a top priority of the Michigan Recreation and Park Association. mParks advocates for state and federal policies that support essential parks and recreation services. The Association's Public Policy Committee monitors legislation related to parks, tourism and recreation issues, suggests positions to the Board of Directors, and keeps the membership informed. 

Advocacy Resources

Public Policy Priorities

NRPA Legislative Platform

mParks' full Advocacy Resource Center - links to articles, toolkits, presentations, guides, newsletters, and more

Parks & Recreation Month (July) Toolkit - free graphics, printable posters, banner ads, official proclamation, social media tips from NRPA

Working with difficult legislators

Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund

mParks Legislative App

The mParks Legislative App can be accessed via mobile browser or downloaded to your smartphone. The app features:

  • Legislative Directory - look up state / federal officials and committee members;
  • Track legislation important to parks, recreation, and natural resources;
  • Look up bills in the house and senate;
  • Locate district numbers and corresponding state officials;

Available for download from the Apple App Store or Goole Play for Android.

There's an App for that!

The Citizens Guide to the Michigan Legislature provides pictures and contact information for all members of the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives, including links to their web sites. The app also contains committee listings (including meeting times and contact information) and the ability to look up your Senator and Representative based on your address. We also provide contact information for Senate and House clerks and business offices, as well as caucus staff for both chambers.


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