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Flint River Restoration Project

Genesee County Parks & Recreation Commission

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
  • Grant Amount $2,400,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2017–April 30, 2025
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Genesee

About this grant

This grant increase will provide project support to the Genesee County Parks & Recreation Commission for the Flint River Restoration Project. Funds from this grant will be used as a match for a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant, project management expenses, and in-stream restoration design and engineering costs. The project is the result of a broad group of diverse partners coming together to create a vision for the Flint riverfront as a unique community asset that is accessible and safe for all residents to utilize, drive economic opportunities, and enhance local infrastructure by removing the Hamilton Dam. The project will support the overall economic development opportunities for Flint by creating greater connectivity between the University of Michigan-Flint, downtown, and Kettering University; removing hazardous infrastructure; improving storm water and flood control systems; developing underutilized public property; and capping contamination at a former industrial site.