On March 12, the Director of Lansing’s Parks and Recreation, Brett Kaschinske, spoke to the Lansing City Council regarding applying for grants to improve some natural spaces across the Lansing area. These requests have an April 1 deadline. These areas include Hunters Ridge Drive, Willard Avenue, Wise Road, Cambridge to Frances Park Trail, and Rudolph and Dorothy Wilson Park. The department is applying for two different types of grants: acquisition and development. Acquisition grants allows the property owner to receive 100 percent of the appraisal price.