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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement in support of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s plan to use $250 million of federal stimulus money from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to invest in state parks and trails to modernize our state parks and boost our tourism industry.

“The COVID-19 Pandemic brought to the fore the importance of our parks and outdoors for recreation, solace and our health, as well as their enormous impact to our tourism industry,” said Bentley Johnson, senior partnerships manager for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. “Gov. Whitmer’s plan to use American Rescue Plan money to update our parks will help address the backlog of maintenance and repair projects for our state parks and trails and put our outdoor recreation industry on the pathway for success as we recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic.”