In FY 2023, the FRIENDS OF SLEEPING BEAR DUNES
  • Supported the park through programming including Anishinaabe Educational Programs, educational programs for 4 th and 5 th graders, and supporting star parties and working toward Dark Sky certification.
  • Supported Piping Plover Protection by procuring supplies and securing grant funding to hire seasonal Natural Resource staff.
  • Completed building a new garage at the Dune Center to store the Bear Force One mobile visitor center van park and equipment, track chair trailer, and tools for maintaining the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.
  • The Track Chair program provided 60 hikes and an additional trail experience using our newest track chair.
  • A record amount of volunteers helped the Adopt-a-Beach and Adopt-a-Trail programs

Provided
$262,580

in support of Park Priority projects and trainings, educational programming, trail surveys, and purchasing new equipment to help maintain the Park.

and volunteers completed over

11,425 HOURS

supporting the Park, including welcoming 316 new Volunteers

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