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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the announcement.