Benzie County guests attend Booher bill signing

LANSING— Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart; Benzie County Commissioners Frank Walterhouse, Donald Tanner and Marcia Stobie; Benzie County Parks Commissioner Sean Duperron; and Beulah Village Council Member Charlie Kinzel joined Gov. Rick Snyder today as he signed Booher’s bill into law.

Public Act 16 of 2011 allocates $102 million in restricted funds from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund for natural resources improvement projects across the state. 

Tanner, Walterhouse, Stobie and Duperron were invited to the bill signing for their assistance with a Benzie County project, which is receiving more than $1.38 million towards acquisition of 150 acres to expand the existing Railroad Point Nature Area.

Kinzel was invited in recognition of his help with the Crystal Lake waterfront revitalization project, which is receiving $227,500 towards developments, including walkways, beach access points, public amenities and an overlook.

Pictured from left are: Walterhouse, Kinzel, Tanner, Gov. Snyder, Stobie, Sen. Booher and Duperron.

A print-quality photograph of Booher and guests with Gov. Snyder is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s photowire at: