WATERVLIET — Watervliet Township trustees learned Monday evening that the township’s recent request for a $150,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources – aimed at helping develop the site known as Airport Park – was not approved.

The township’s $300,000 park-development proposal had envisioned Watervliet Township putting up $150,000, with the DNR grant providing a matching amount. The township some time ago set aside land for the park, consisting of about 3.5 acres near the township hall and Watervliet Municipal Airport.