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Above is a map of the newly-dedicated Delta County Forest.
Courtesy photo
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requirements associated with the grant.
“Part of that grant requirement is that you have a dedication,” he said.
Mattson said the ceremony coincid- ed with a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board meeting.
“Because of the trust fund meeting, we decided to have it while the trust fund was here,” he said.
During the ceremony, Mattson and representatives of organizations and businesses involved with the Delta County Forest — including U.P. Whitetails, Wildlife Unlimited of Delta County, and Weyerhaeuser — spoke. A ribbon-cutting for the com- munity forest took place, as well.
While the community forest has been open to the public since before the purchase of the land it is located on was finalized, further improvements may be made to it in the future.
“We, along with Wildlife Unlimited, donated funds to help upgrade (the community forest),” U.P. Whitetails Treasurer Alan Ettenhofer said. These groups have also applied for grants to fund the further development of
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