LANSING, Mich., May 5, 2023 — The House of Representatives passed House Bill 4238 yesterday. This bill contains investments in Michigan’s Natural Resources Trust Fund capital outlay projects. There are 15 land acquisition projects funded at $15 million and 30 land development projects totaling $8.3 million, including $300,000 the creation of the Blue Star Trail in Saugatuck. After the vote, state Rep. Joey Andrews (D-St. Joseph) issued the following statement:

“The Blue Star Trail will be a 20-mile paved, non-motorized recreational trail that connects the people and communities from Saugatuck to South Haven. This is an amazing investment for the people of my district, allowing them to enjoy our beautiful outdoors along the Lakeshore. It will allow people to bike, hike and, in winter, ski along this trail. I’m proud to have sponsored and voted yes on this bill, and I can’t wait for this project to be completed.”