The project has considerable support for this $2.85 million investment in our community: $600,000 from The Great Lakes Fisheries Trust, $500,000 Michigan Natural Resource Trust Fund, $500,000 from Wayne County and now $200,000 from CN, North America's Railroad, totaling $2 million raised to date and just under $1 million more needed to begin construction. Some funds raised to date are in challenge grants, requiring the additional $1 million to be committed in the near future.
As enthusiasm for the project continues to build, the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance (IWRA) is asking for your support. Many of our local community neighbors and businesses have already made contributions to the project, and if you, your family or business would like to partner in this transformation of the once industrial brownfield site into a stage for exceptional, close-to-home, outdoor recreation and environmental education, we encourage you to contact IWRA for additional information.
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