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

February 2, 2016

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).

Applying involves logging into the MiRecGrants online system. Contact Jim Hegarty for more information!

Great Lakes Fishery Trust Proposals

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is accepting proposals for its “Habitat Protection and Restoration” program. The submission deadline is Tuesday, March 8, 2016  and you must apply online via the GLFT website.

These grants cover many different projects, such as wetlands restoration, easement acquisition, and dam removal. For more information and to submit a proposal, visit the GLFT website at

The City of Big Rapids’ Riverwalk, a trail connecting downtown Big Rapids with Northend Riverside Park that provides fishing access to the Muskegon River, received funding from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust. To see other projects that have received funding from GLFT, visit

trail boardwalk and bridge


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President Trump’s water infrastructure proposal shifts current funding models

By Jim Hegarty, PE The University of North Carolina’s Environmental Finance Center recently shared an article highlighting four proposed White House initiatives that could change business as usual in the water infrastructure funding world. The four concepts introduced in it are: $100 billion in incentives for projects that increase revenue streams and support economic development. A […]

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Thomas Smith named Chair of MSFA

Congratulations to P&N Senior Project Manager Thomas A. Smith, PE, CFM who was recently named Chair of the Michigan Stormwater–Floodplain Association (MSFA). Tom has been a member of MSFA for 15 years, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2010. As Chair, he is responsible for presiding over MSFA Executive Board Meetings and the annual […]

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P&N Professional Jonathan Nelson earns PE License

Prein&Newhof is proud to announce that Jonathan Nelson recently earned his Professional Engineer (PE) license in the State of Michigan. To earn the PE license in the State of Michigan, individuals must earn a four–year college degree, pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, work under a Professional Engineer for at least four years, and pass the Principles and […]

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