Ottawa County's parks department bought the 122-acre Holland Country Club in 2008. The county then received a $750,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2010. Part of that money was used to restore 62 acres of golf course turf grass to a more natural state.

According to a White House budget document reported by different media outlets, the president’s budget will include large cuts in the ongoing Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

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As part of our efforts on government transparency, we obtained data on the compensation of most public employees in the state. This information has been used to fact check claims about salaries, verify data from other open records requests, and hold government spending accountable.

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