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Kildee Announces $2.6 Million in Federal Support to Repair Lake Linden Trail System

August 6, 2021
Press Release
Federal Funding Will Repair Trails Damaged by Recent Severe Storms and Flooding
FLINT—Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today announced $2.6 million in federal funding to repair and reconstruct part of the Lake Linden Trail system that was recently damaged by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides.
 
The $2,652,405 federal grant, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will be distributed to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) to begin repairs and reconstruction. MDNR declared damage at 12 locations on the trail system due to severe flooding.
 
“I am proud to announce this federal funding to repair the Lake Linden Trail System damaged by recent flooding,” said Congressman Kildee. “Our local network of trails are excellent ways for our community to come together and enjoy the outdoors. As we continue to face stronger storms and more severe weather due to climate change, I am working in Congress to tackle the climate crisis.”
 
Congressman Dan Kildee has a strong track record of bringing home federal funds for critical infrastructure repairs. In the wake of Edenville and Sanford Dam failures, Congressman Kildee successfully advocated for and secured a more than $25 million federal grant for the repair and reconstruction of federal highways, roads and bridges that were damaged by flooding due to the dam failures.