The 42 Acres Grant Approval


Grand Beach has received exciting news from the MDNR that our grant request in the amount of $3,200,000 was approved to purchase the 42 Acres of land that includes our golf course driving range and the wooded acreage along Grand Beach Road and Golfview. This acreage includes endangered plants that are normally found in a coastal plain marsh which is very rare for this area. The grant still needs to be approved by the legislature and signed by the governor in order to move forward.


The Village is required to pay matching funds of 25% of the grant amount which is $800,000. The current owners of the property, Grand Beach Land Development have generously donated 10% of the value of the property which is approximately $312,000.


We have to find the matching funds of $488,000 in order to obtain the land. If you are interested in making a donation, please make checks payable to the Village of Grand Beach and write "42 Acres" on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to the Village of Grand Beach, 48200 Perkins Blvd., Grand Beach, MI 49117. If we don't raise the full $488,000, all donated funds will be refunded.


The Village of Grand Beach is an entity qualified to receive tax deductible donations, but it is always wise to talk to your tax consultant as laws continue to change.


At this point, we are depending on resident support for the funding. We continue to look at ideas to raise money and alternative funding.


We would like to preserve the land as an open green space for your enjoyment and the enjoyment of generations to come.


To date we have received   $138,850   in donations, leaving an additional   $349,150   to raise. We would like to have all donations in by April 30th, 2019. Thank you to all who have donated and to those that will be submitting future donations.


With Great Appreciation,

Debbie Lindley
Council President
dlindley@grandbeach.org.

42 Acres Photo Gallery

(Photographs courtesy Mr. John Deaner)

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RESPONSES:
2019.01.25 - oh my goodness! what a fabulous website and beautiful photos ...the essence of the 42 acres...exhibits plant life and creatures living in this bio diverse domain and invites everyone to participate in this majestic gift that is our 42 acres ! nice !!!

2019.01.26 - Beautiful photos of a rare coastal plain in Grand Beach! We were so fortunate to receive the grant! Let's go Grand Beachers! Save the 42! Just $1200 per household would meet the match!!