(LANSING, Mich.) -- On Tuesday, Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality announced more than $340,000 in Coastal Zone Management grants, intended to improve Great Lake waterfronts in ten Michigan communities.
The grants, which were awarded to nonprofit organizations and universities, will go towards projects that increase public access to coastal areas while preserving the waterfront’s history, culture, and environment.
The Clinton River Watershed Council, Western Michigan University, and the Land Information Access Association are among the organizations that received some of the $342,141 worth of grant money.
Funding for the program is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through a state and federal partnership established under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972.
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