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This release from the MDEQ.......

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2003

Contact:   Patricia Spitzley
                 (517) 241-7397

Department Approval of Coastal Zone Management Grants

The DEQ is pleased to announce the approval of approximately 56 Coastal 
Zone Management (CZM) grants recommended by the Michigan Coastal Management 
Program for Fiscal Year 2002/2003.  These approved grants will provide over 
$1.5 million to coastal communities, state agencies, non-profit 
organizations, regional planning agencies, universities, and tribal 
governments to fund a variety of shoreline related projects.  Examples 
include projects that range from site design and engineering, to low cost 
construction projects that enhance public access and protect sensitive 
coastal resources.  Grant projects also include assistance with coastal 
land use planning activities, including locally sponsored growth management 
initiatives as well as educational, interpretive, and historic preservation 
projects.  All CZM grants have been forwarded to the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, for review and 
final approval.

This annual funding is the result of a state and federal partnership 
established through the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) of 1972.  The 
CZMA establishes the only national program to plan comprehensively for, and 
manage development of, the nation's coastal land and water resources.

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