The U.S. Forest Service grant also paid for tree removal, a tree regeneration program and a tree inventory and management plan on the island.
Volunteers will plant 115 flowering cherry trees on Belle Isle in Detroit with the support of a $150,000 federal grant.
Detroit will once again be home to two IndyCar races for the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit which will be held May 29-31, 2015.
Readers of the USA Today have chosen Detroit’s riverfront as one of the best in the nation.
The state says people may help deal with trees on Detroit’s Belle Isle that were knocked down by a mid-September storm and stock up on firewood supplies at the same time.
Detroit Police Deputy Chief of Patrol Operations Renee Hall talked about the race and how security measures have evolved for organizers after the attacks on the Boston Marathon in 2013.
Despite its controversial genesis of Michigan taking over Belle Isle as a state park amid Detroit’s bankruptcy last year, the end result has been positive.
Some Detroit seniors, scared about safety in the city, are choosing to arm themselves,
A 5-mile paddle race is planned around Detroit’s Belle Isle on Saturday.
Zimmerman appeared unharmed as he walked out of the medical station at the racecourse and spoke to the crowd that had gathered.