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SKI TRAILS
(2007-11-30)
(wgvu) - - THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES IS CUTTING BACK ON MAINTENANCE OF CROSS COUNTRY SKI
TRAILS THIS WINTER BECAUSE OF ITS TIGHT BUDGET.
THE DNR SAYS IT WILL CARRY OUT EXISTING AGREEMENTS WITH
VOLUNTEER GROUPS THAT GROOM CROSS COUNTRY TRAILS IN STATE FORESTS.
BUT THE DEPARTMENT WON'T ENTER INTO ANY NEW AGREEMENTS WITH THE
GROUPS DURING THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, WHICH BEGAN IN OCTOBER.
THE DNR ALSO SAYS IT NO LONGER WILL GROOM 16 FOREST PATHWAYS IN
NORTHERN MICHIGAN THAT IT PREVIOUSLY MAINTAINED.
DIRECTOR REBECCA HUMPHRIES SAYS THE CUTBACKS RESULT FROM CUTS TO
THE DEPARTMENT'S BUDGET.
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