The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes has done a lot this year! While reviewing all of the projects we had underway this year, I was amazed by all the hard work that had been done by so many dedicated volunteers. Over 150 volunteers worked many hours in our Adopt-A-Beach, Adopt-A-Trail, and Adopt-A-River programs in addition to the 40 SBHT Trail Ambassadors and those who worked at the Port Oneida Fair. We couldn’t have done it without you!
From a purely financial standpoint, the Friends provided grants or purchased equipment for the benefit of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore of almost $90,000 in the past fiscal year! That number includes over $47,000 which was used to purchase equipment to maintain the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. Those funds came to the Friends from the SBHT fundraising. We also installed signs for the first segment and hired an intern this summer to help us set up our Trail Ambassador program, through the Active Trails Grant from the National Parks Foundation funded by the Coca Cola Foundation.
You can see much more detail on each of our projects by clicking on the Projects Tab on this web site and browsing through each of the project pages.