Lake Michigan Water Safety Expo


Lake Michigan is beautiful, but potentially dangerous! Learn how to be safe while wading, swimming, or boating in Lake Michigan. The expo will be held at Platte River Point at the end of Lake Michigan Drive in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

This event is sponsored by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes.

Demonstrators include:

  • Great Lakes Surf and Rescue
  • US Coast Guard
  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Inland Seas
  • Grand Traverse Health Department
  • National Weather Service
  • Michigan SeaGrant
  • Michigan DNR
  • Paul Oliver Hospital
  • Benzie EMT and Sheriff
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Annual Members Meeting


If you are a volunteer or a donor, you are a member of Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes. You are invited to join us for our Annual Meeting and Social on Sunday, August 28 at 1:00 PM at the Glen Lake Yacht Club, 6617 Sunset Drive, Glen Arbor. See map below.

The Annual Meeting will be brief and will include:

  • Chairman’s Report
  • Secretary’s Report
  • Membership Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Project Updates
  • State of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Introduce Board Member Candidates
  • Vote for board members
  • Social Time
    • Bring appetizer dish or dessert to pass
    • Soda, lemonade, and place setting provided (BYOB)

Click here to RSVP to George Quarderer your attendance at the Annual Meeting.

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Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail Ambassador – Spring Training Meeting


Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) will be hosting a Spring Training meeting for Trail Ambassador volunteers on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Where: DH Day Log Cabin in DH Day Campground.
Please park at Glen Haven and ride your bike or walk the trail to the cabin.

SBHT-Ambassadors-200x267If you are looking for a way to help keep the trail beautiful and meet a lot of nice people, while enjoying a relaxing walk or bike ride, you’ll want to learn more about the Trail Ambassador program. Many of our volunteers are … Read & Learn More

Adopt-A-Beach and Adopt-A-Trail Spring Training Meeting


Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) will be hosting a training meeting for Adopt-A-Beach and Adopt-A-Trail volunteers. If you have been volunteering for years or you’d like to give it a try, please plan to attend this meeting.

When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ 1:00 PM

Where: DH Day Campground Log Cabin (along the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail). You can park at the back of the campground or in Glen Haven and walk or ride your bike to the Log Cabin.

Adopt-A-Beach

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