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Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund

Funding Quality of Life Amenities Since 1976

For more than 40 years, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) has served as a key funding source for Michigan's parks and recreation providers, allocating more than $1 billion to protect our state's natural resources and to develop outdoor recreation opportunities for residents.

MNRTF projects help create vibrant communities and enhance resident quality of life. Trust fund grants have funded the development and expansion of parks and public greenspace, the creation of trail networks, the protection of our state's pristine beaches, forests and wetlands, and the improvement of park and facility accessibility to ensure equal access for all.

mParks supports the original intent of the Trust Fund - to protect natural land and develop public recreation opportunities for residents. Attempts to redirect MNRTF dollars outside of acquisition and development projects goes against the desire of Michigan residents, who have voted to protect the Trust Fund and its intended use of supporting natural resources, parks, and recreation.

Natural Resources Trust Fund Website