Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation authorizing more than $27 million in Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants, with nearly half of the funding allocated to trail development across the state.

The grants support 44 outdoor recreation development projects and 32 land acquisition projects. They also provide $13 million for statewide trail enhancement which the governor says will reinforce Michigan’s reputation as the nation’s trail state.

The governor says this year's recommendations illustrate the Trust Fund board's focus on trail acquisition and development at the local level.

Agencies in Berrien, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Lapeer, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne counties will share about $7.4 million for seven trail-related acquisitions.

Fifteen local and three state trail-related development projects will receive $5.5 million.