Bumstead supports Golden Township Park addition

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Jon Bumstead on Thursday supported legislation that includes funding for an expansion to the Golden Township Park at Silver Lake Sand Dunes.

“The dunes are a statewide destination that bring in countless visitors and tourism dollars every season,” said Bumstead, R-Newaygo. “I join the many residents welcoming this project to Oceana County. The upgraded space will only further improve the location and allow more Michigan families to enjoy the beautiful West Michigan outdoors.”

Late last year, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) Board adopted fiscal year 2018-19 recommendations for the acquisition and development of projects throughout the state pursuant to constitutional and statutory guidelines.

The original recommendations included a $26.0 million appropriation from the MNRTF for 30 acquisition projects and 34 development projects. House Bill 4244 would appropriate money from the MNRTF to fund the recommended projects at those levels.

The bill outlines the acquisition to expand Golden Township Park at Silver Lake Sand Dunes. The 1.03-acre acquisition will provide greenspace and an area for overflow parking for visitors attending the various festivals and events held at the popular tourism destination.

“As an avid outdoorsman, I have always been a supporter of the Natural Resources Trust Fund,” Bumstead said. “As chair of the Senate Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, I look forward to continuing these funding efforts that exemplify our state’s natural beauty and giving Michigan families a place to enjoy time together outdoors.”

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