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  • Great Lakes Fishery Trust Proposals Due in March; Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Applications Due April 1

    2016 Applications Now Open for MNRTF, LWCF & RPGP The application period for the 2016 grant cycle is now open for the following programs: Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Recreation Passport Grant Program (RPGP) Grant Application due date for these programs is April 1, 2016 at 11:59pm (midnight). […]

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  • MDEQ awards $101 million in third-round SAW grants

    MDEQ just announced its third round of Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) grant recipients, totaling $101,000,000. The SAW program provides an amazing opportunity for communities to develop asset management plans for their stormwater and wastewater systems. It’s all about looking farther into the future, preventing disasters, and being responsible about financing Michigan’s infrastructure. To see a list of third-round grantees […]

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  • Great Lakes Fishery Trust Accepting Grant Proposals

    The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is accepting applications for its “Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations” program and for its “Great Lakes Stewardship” program. The submission deadline is Tuesday, January 19, 2016 and you must apply online via the GLFT website. Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations Grants fund projects that manage or respond to changes in the fishery and ecosystem, combat invasive […]

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  • Nine Tips for Hiring Engineering Consultants: Part 1

    By James R. Hegarty, PE Have you ever been disappointed with an engineering firm’s work? Did it ever occur to you that your hiring process might have unwittingly set your project up for failure from the start?  Jim Hegarty, engineer and business development specialist, has gathered some tips for hiring engineering consultants in this first […]

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  • Fish and Wildlife Habitat Grant Opportunities

    Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership (GLBFHP) Proposals Due November 20, 2015 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to to fund approximately five GLBFHP fish habitat improvement projects in the Great Lakes basin this year, averaging $50,000 to $75,000 per project. Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act Proposals Due December 14, 2015 This Act encourages cooperative conservation, […]

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  • Dam removals, critical dam maintenance funding application due November 13

    Dam removal and maintenance is a significant issue, as it enhances fishing, reduces infrastructure costs, and makes Michigan safer. “The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced its Dam Management Grant Program is now open for proposals. The fourth year of this grant opportunity will provide $350,000 in fiscal year 2016 to address Michigan’s failing dam infrastructure […]

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  • Cannon Trail – Now Open!

    As an update to our post from June, Ralph the moose oversees new bridge installation, we’re happy to share the ribbon-cutting video for the opening of the Cannon Trail. The project was a 0.4 mile long, 10’ wide trail curving through Townsend Park. The trail made the completion and tied the Cannon Trail into “downtown” […]

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  • P&N trail engineer Scott Post, PE featured in Rapid Growth Media article

    Almost a year ago, our blog featured an article about the importance of engineering your trail rather than just building it. Rapid Growth Media, a Grand-Rapids area news source focusing on growth, innovation, and economic development, picked up on it and recently interviewed Prein&Newhof’s trail engineer Scott Post. Scott and our landscape architect friend, Jim […]

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  • $4.2M in grants available for watersheds from Clean Michigan Initiative

    Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants Clean Michigan Initiative has $2 million available to fund best management practices in critical areas identified in DEQ-approved watershed management plans.  About $2.2 million is available to fund implementation priorities in DEQ-approved watershed management plans. 25 percent local match required Notices of Intent are due Aug. 12 Get the full RFP […]

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  • Dry Hydrant evaluations can lower rural homeowner insurance rates

    Insurance companies base their homeowner insurance rates on a number of factors, one of which is your Fire Department’s ability to respond quickly and deliver enough water to douse a house fire. In most rural areas, water to fight fires comes from local streams or lakes. Tanker trucks fill up by connecting to a roadside […]

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