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The Tribe makes a charitable donation of $70,000.00 dollars to the "Mid-Michigan Community Pathway" project
7/7/2014 12:20:19 PM - Public Relations

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The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe makes a charitable donation to the village of

Shepherd for $70,000.00 dollars to assist in the continuing work with the "Mid-Michigan

Community Pathway" project. Tribal Council approved the donation during their June

23rd, 2014 Council work session. The Village Superintendent, Steve Davidson accepted

the funds. Mr. Davidson also chairs the MMCP board and can be reached at (989) 854-

0147 for more information on this project.

The "Mid-Michigan Community Pathway" project is helping to connect Gratiot, Isabella,

Clare and Clinton Counties by a separated non-motorized pathway; promoting linking

community assets, art and culture, healthy living choices and local/regional economics.

"Projects such as this give us a chance to connect our communities and what we have to

share within each of our home towns. I believe we need more healthy choices in our

communities and this pathway will provide access to the best we have to offer", stated

Tribal Council member Chip Neyome.

"Bringing Communities Together" is the theme of this project and its catch line.

Connecting in Clare to the existing Pere Marquette Rail-Trail, connections to the

Deerfield Road Path; Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation

Trail network. This project will also include the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

Cultural loop and Mid-Michigan Community College. To finish with connections to the

Fred Meijer Heartland Trail and Alma/St. Louis River walk Trail System. This will also

include the Village of Shepherd's Triangle Pathway. Future connections to the ClintonIonia-

Shiawassee River Trail are planned.

Please contact Frank J. Cloutier, Public Relations Director, at (989) 775-4076 or at for more information on the announcement.

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