EXPAND YOUR HORIZON. LITERALLY.
We made it! Earlier this year it seemed insurmountable to raise at least $1.1 million to meet the 25% match required by the State of Michigan to qualify for the MDNR grant. But as of October 1, 2018 we achieved the required target. The Township kicked things off with a $175,000 pledge toward the project in March. With some skill, perserverance and a little luck we were able to secure over $300,000 in other grants, most of which came with matching requirements that helped launch the fundraising effort. Our outreach to the community for pledges began in June and has now resulted in over $600,000 from 900+ people representing 27 states, mostly from Michigan and Illinois. We will continue to accept pledges until the State grant decision is announced in December, 2018.