Tractor and Brush Hog – The historic farmsteads in Port Oneida and other parts of the Park are being taken over by the woods. After field clearing activities, the fields will be mowed by volunteers to retain the historic agricultural landscape. The tractor and mower cost over $15,000.
Defibrillator – This is the third one provided by Friends. There are now several in various locations around the Park and in patrol vehicles.
Loon and Trumpeter Swan Nesting Platforms – Materials were provided to prepare 5 Common Loon nesting platforms and 3 Trumpeter Swan nesting platforms on inland lakes within the park.
Seed Harvester for Collecting Native Seeds – Automation of the collection of native grass seeds will provide native grasses for restoration projects.
Piping Plover Protection & Interpretative Signs – New signs for the mouth of the Platte River and Glen Haven to educate visitors about the endangered Piping Plover.
Biodegradable Sand Fence – Dune stabilization fences are required in many parts of the park. These fences will biodegrade when buried in sand dunes eliminating the safety hazards of the old fence designs where steel posts and wire were left buried in the sand dunes.
Site Restoration Bioblankets – Sites which were once home sites, roads, businesses, or gravel pits are being restored to their natural habitat. Bioblankets are natural fiber mat materials used to stabilize bare soil slopes.
Timber Milling – The Friends paid the cost to have lumber milled from logs on or near the Lakeshore to be used on restoration projects for barns and other historic buildings.
Barn Workshop – The Friends provided supplies for the 2008 barn restoration workshop.
DH Day Exhibit – The interpretive exhibit about the life of David Henry Day, the central figure in the development of Glen Haven and the surrounding area, is being built and will be installed in the Glen Haven General Store.
Pierce Stocking Drive Audio Tour CD – Developed and produced a CD-based audio tour of the popular scenic drive at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It is now on sale at the visitor Center bookstores.