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Discovery Pier featured on ‘banner day for conservation’

The state is poised to award over $40 million to fund public land projects this year. The money will go towards big-ticket properties like thousands of acres next to the Pigeon River Country State Forest, land along the St. Clair River, a multi-million dollar parcel in Muskegon, and dozens of other projects — including a number Up North.

“Christmas came early for northern Michigan, for everyone who loves the outdoors,” said Glen Chown, the executive director of the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy.

The money comes from a lucrative program — the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund — funded by the state’s oil and gas revenue.

Listen to the story from IPR here.