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Hart-Montague Trail renamed after the late William Field
 Hart-Montague Trail renamed after the late William Field

 

Committee unanimously approves Hansen bill to rename Hart-Montague trail

 

LANSING--The Michigan Senate Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Committee unanimously approved a measure to rename the Hart-Montague Trail after the late William Field. Senate Bill 154 was sponsored by committee chairman Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart.

Michigan senators, including Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, look at a book of media clippings related to Senate Bill 154, which was being debated before the Senate Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism. Hansen, the committee chairman, sponsored the measure that would rename the Hart-Montague Trail after the late William Field. The book dates back to 1982, when the Hart-Montague Trail was first conceptualized. The book is a compilation of all the events that transpired throughout the seven years that Field diligently and passionately fought to establish the rail-trail for the state. The legislation received unanimous support and was reported favorably from committee on Thursday.    

New Era resident and long-time trail advocate Joel Mikkelsen testifies on behalf of Senate Bill 154, sponsored by Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart. Hansen’s measure would rename the Hart-Montague Trail after the late William Field. Field was instrumental in the creation of the first rail-trail for the state of Michigan. The Senate Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, chaired by Hansen, reported SB 154 Thursday by a vote of 7-0.