2002-03 off-road vehicle grant applications available: MI

Article Posted: May 31, 2002

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2002-03 off-road vehicle grant applications available

Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials today announced
off-road vehicle grant applications are available to public agencies and
nonprofit incorporated clubs and organizations.

Applications are available for grants to maintain existing designated
ORV trails, routes and use areas; repair public lands damaged by
inappropriate ORV use; and develop new ORV trails, routes and use areas.
Grant funds also are available to pay for liability insurance, leases or

"We currently maintain more than 3,100 miles of designated ORV trails
and routes statewide," said DNR ORV program manager Steve Kubisiak. "We
encourage participation from all user organizations and other public
agencies to help us maintain Michigan's great ORV trail system."

Projects that are given the highest priority address existing trail
maintenance and restoration needs on public land. Applicants are
encouraged to identify all trails, routes and areas they wish to
maintain. Previous sponsors may expand their applications to include
additional trail segments and areas to maintain.

Grant applications must be postmarked by Aug. 1, 2002. Any public
agency or organization that wants to receive an application should write
to DNR, Grants Administration Division, Box 30425, Lansing, MI
48909-7925. Applications also may be requested by using the Grants
Administration Division's 24-hour voicemail at 517-373-2724.

For more information about the ORV program and application
requirements, contact the ORV program staff in the DNR Parks and
Recreation Bureau at 517-373-1665, or visit the DNR Web site at

Source: MDNR

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