A boater heads toward shore to tie up at the Pinckney State Recreation Area's Bruin Lake modern campground Friday, July 9, 2021.

PINCKNEY — The Pinckney Recreation Area is earmarked to receive $4.44 million for six park improvement projects that could get underway in 2023. 

The funds are part of the Building Michigan Together Plan, signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in March. The plan uses $4.8 billion in federal funding for roads, water, high-speed internet and a large investment in state and local parks.

The funding is part of the federal COVID-19 relief program, The American Rescue Plan Act, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. From that $4.8 billion, $250 million has been allocated for the state park system.

Federal funding requirements say the funds must be committed to a project by Dec. 31, 2024, and spent on that project by Dec. 31, 2026, according to the DNR.