MARQUETTE — Michigan Governor Rick Snyder made a stop this evening at Lambros’ Beach in Marquette.

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the DNR’s trust fund along with the creation of Lambros’ Beach, Snyder stopped by to partake in the celebrations. The trust fund works to maintain high quality outdoor recreation projects for Michiganders along with tourists. This fund has given more than one billion dollars in grants to help preserve Michigan’s natural resources.

One example of the trust fund’s efforts can be seen at Lambro’s Beach.

“This was a great collaborative effort between the family, the Butler family, the Lambros’ family, the city of Marquette, and the state of Michigan with the natural resources trust fund. It’s the best when we work together, look at this wonderful facility and the great quality of life opportunity it’s adding to Marquette,” said Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.

Snyder did also mention that tourism throughout the state has reached an all time high, with most of these tourists being Michigan residents. Opening parks such as Lambros’ adds great value to tourist destinations, especially here in the U.P.

“It really took local leaders with a vision, as you take a look out on the waterfront, what a great day to talk about Lake Superior and waterfront access. It’s what’s special about the U.P.,” said Michigan DNR Director, Keith Creagh.

Governor Snyder mentioned that he was very impressed by the city of Marquette and that it is a perfect example of Pure Michigan.