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Jul
17
mParks is excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Healthy Recreation Catalyst Award! Of the 31 applicants, six projects, totaling $15,000, were funded. The Healthy Recreation Catalyst Award aims to implement projects focused on getting people active and healthy. The award is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and available to an... Read full article »
Jul
07
$33,333 goal to win a 2:1 matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative in partnership with mPark Foundation   Lansing, Mich. – The city of Grand Ledge’s Jaycee Park will soon have a universally accessible Splashpad for all to enjoy with the help of a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Econom... Read full article »
Jun
27
On Thursday, June 22, The Michigan Senate passed Senate Bill 76 (H-3)! The Bill passed unanimously, 37-0. This is the version of the Bill that includes the projects originally recommended by the MNRTF Board and maintains the integrity of the Trust Fund! The Bill will now go to Governor Snyder’s desk where he is expected to sign.   The ... Read full article »
Jun
21
On Thursday, the House passed a revised version of Senate Bill 76 (H-3) which reverted SB76 to its original version as recommended by the MNRTF Board (without the additional projects). The progress of the Bill is a direct result of your action, THANK YOU. Thank ... Read full article »
Jun
06
UPDATE: mParks received an update that the Attorney General’s written opinion will be released in a few weeks; however, his opinion will state that both Senate Bills 76 and 280 as passed by the Senate VIOLATE THE CONSTITUTION.   That’s great news BUT the work is not done.  If the House Appropriations Committee acts tomorrow, i... Read full article »
May
24
Thank you to those of you who have contacted your Senators regarding Senate Bills 76 and 280. We appreciate your dedication, but our work has just begun! Substitutes for both Bills 76 and 280 were introduced and passed by the Senate Appropriations committee on... Read full article »
May
15
LANSING, May 15, 2017 – Celebrating its 10-year-anniversary, the Michigan Activity Pass will continue to provide library card holders at participating libraries statewide with free or discounted access to hundreds of Michigan state parks and recreation areas, historic sites, cultural attractions and campgrounds. The program is courtesy of Blu... Read full article »
Apr
20
Below are the nomination descriptions remarks presented on all the 2017 mParks Community Service Award Winners. Attached is the PowerPoint presentation from the Ceremony. Army National Guard - 107th Engineering Battalion The Army National Guard 107th Engineering Battalion took time out of their busy lives to build a new playground at Van Riper ... Read full article »
Apr
12
There are two bills circulating in the Michigan Legislature that may have a direct impact on the integrity of the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) – Senate Bill 76 and Senate Bill 280. Tell your Senator to support Senate Bill 76, as it was recommended by the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board. In a controver... Read full article »
Apr
04
mParks' Community Service Awards recognize individuals and groups who show outstanding support to public recreation and park programs in their community: friends groups, department volunteers, and advocates. This year’s Community Service Awards are given to the following groups, organizations and individuals for their ongoing and tireless co... Read full article »
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