Michigan’s governor signed House Bill 4469 on Thursday, authorizing Natural Resources Trust Fund spending for another year. Read the article.
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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. […]
Elmwood Township resident George Preston doesn’t know much about Discovery Pier. However, he’s observed the “old coal dock” in Grelickville since the 1970s, and was less than impressed. “I remember the big pile of coal on it — on both sides of the road, actually. It does look better. They’ve done a good job with […]
Discovery Center Great Lakes, the nonprofit organization that operates Discovery Pier on West Grand Traverse Bay in Elmwood Township, received two pieces of good news this week. Not only was Discovery Pier selected for a $300,000 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant, but was also awarded a $295,000 grant from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust. […]
Concern over contaminated soil vapor on the site of the Great Lakes Children’s Museum will postpone its reopening. Mike Long, Executive Director of the museum located at the Discovery Center in Elmwood Township, disclosed the administration’s and board’s decision this week. “Recent indoor air samples at the museum have been clean,” explained Long. “However, earlier […]
Funding from Michigan Economic Development Corporation is driving public access to Grand Traverse Bay at Discovery Pier. Construction continues to convert the former coal dock into a park-like destination. Dredging is underway that will expand the size and depth of the harbor’s basin. New floating docks will be installed this spring with ramps and boarding platforms to accommodate people of all […]
An event billed as a Third Coast Conversation brought about 60 people to Traverse City’s Hagerty Center Thursday evening to discuss cultural, social, historical and environmental factors that connect them to the water. Those gathered read poetry and prose, looked at historical photos and paintings, and discussed what feelings were evoked. Read more in Third […]
Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties pulled in more than $5 million in special state funding in the waning days of the last state Legislature, including $2 million for the West Grand Traverse Bay waterfront’s Discovery Pier project. Read more in Discovery Pier, other projects receive lame duck cash