United States Department
of Agriculture • Rural Development
Contact: Alec Lloyd (517) 324-5204
EAST LANSING, April 12, 2007 – USDA Rural Development Director for Michigan Gene DeRossett will present a ceremonial loan and grant check for $6.4 million to Bloomingdale Area Utilities Authority Chairman Tom Rock and host an Earth Day tree planting on Friday, April 20, at 10 a.m. at Haven Park, 100 N. Van Buren St. in Bloomingdale.
DeRossett will be joined by Bloomingdale Village President Sam Ewbank, Cheshire Township Supervisor Troy Tooker and Bloomingdale Township Supervisor David Bly at the event, which commemorates the announcement of a new sewer project to improve local water quality.
The event is open to the general public and everyone is welcome to attend.
USDA Rural Development's mission is to deliver programs in a way that will support increasing economic opportunity and improve the quality of life of rural residents. As a venture capital entity, Rural Development provides equity, liquidity, and technical assistance to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technology infrastructure. Further information on rural programs is available at a local USDA Rural Development office or by visiting USDA's web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/
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