Michigan State News

Press release
October 1, 2015

Long-sought public access to Victoria Lake and the Ontonagon River has been secured in a 245-acre addition to the Ottawa National Forest, The Trust for Public Land and U.S. Forest Service announced today.

In the News
October 10, 2012

With the recent protection of 376 acres of land, a total of 1,269 acres has been protected surrounding Prickett Lake and added to the Ottawa National Forest, The Trust for Public Land and U.S. Forest Service announced today.

Press release
August 15, 2008

The US Forest Service and The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national non-profit conservation organization, along with other project partners gathered today to announce that the Forest Service has purchased 2,000 acres of land along the Sturgeon River.

Press release
September 16, 2004

U.S. Congressman John Dingell, the Trust for Public Land, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today the sale of Humbug Marsh, 410 acres of marsh and upland located along the Detroit River. This marks the final transaction that completes the conservation effort.

Press release
November 5, 2003

Ann Arbor voters have made their views regarding open space known: they want more of it protected and are willing to pay. Today, city voters approved by a two-thirds margin Proposal B, amending the city's charter allow a 1/2 mill tax and establish the Parks and Greenbelt Open Space Program.

Press release
September 30, 2003

TPL announced the acquisition of a 410-acre complex of marsh and upland along the Detroit River known as Humbug Marsh. The property has been identified by community, state and federal officials as critical to the environmental protection of the greater Detroit River.

Press release
January 30, 2003

This former rail corridor in the City of Pontiac will be developed as a pedestrian and bike path and is a key link in the regional Southeast Michigan Millennium Trail System.

Press release
December 12, 2002

This mile of former rail corridor will be developed as a pedestrian and bike path and is a key link in the regional Southeast Michigan Millennium Trail System. TPL purchased the land earlier this year and transferred it to the City of Sylvan Lake once funding was secured.

Press release
August 2, 2002

TPL praised U.S. Rep. John Dingell and other public officials and community leaders for the successful protection of the cornerstone property in the establishment of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.

Press release
January 28, 2002

The two miles of track formerly owned by Grand Trunk Western Railroad run parallel to the Clinton River and connect to existing public open space.

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