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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. The three-mile long lake protects water quality in the West Branch of the Ontonagon River.

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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. The property is immediately adjacent to the iconic Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness.

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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. This property, located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, includes undeveloped and pristine forest within the boundaries of the Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness Area and Wild & Scenic River.

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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. The property will be owned and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. The land is a key link in the creation of the Southeast Michigan Millennium Trail, a regional effort to convert miles of unused rail lines into a network of greenways and trails in and around Detroit.

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