Rep. Bruce Rendon to Host Town Hall Discussing Trust Fund
State Representative Bruce Rendon (R – Lake City) will host a town hall meeting to discuss the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and other natural resources issues on July 22nd. The meeting will start at 5:30 at Gerrish Township Hall – 2997 E. Higgins Lake Dr. in Roscommon.
Representative Rendon’s special guest for the meeting will be the chair of the House Natural Resources committee, State Representative Andrea LaFontaine (R – Richmond).
The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund is a funding source derived from the royalties paid on mineral extractions on public land. The Trust Fund has funded – to the tune of nearly $1 billion – the purchase of land and the development of outdoor recreation areas in every Michigan county since the late 1970s.
Along with assisting in the creation of the Trust Fund, MUCC and its members have been important allies and advocates in ensuring that the Trust Fund money has been used for its intended purposes – and not a legislative slush fund.
MUCC members and outdoor enthusiasts in the area are encouraged to attend to share their insights on the importance of the Trust Fund to outdoor recreation in Michigan, and have their natural resources policy questions answered by the legislators.