In 2020, the Friends dedicated over 14,000 volunteer hours and $134,000 in funds to help complete Park projects, maintain trails, commit to the planning of a new rustic trail, and published an educational book about the history, people, and ecology of the Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Over our 25+ years in service working with the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, the Friends have accomplished some amazing work within the park. Some projects include:
A summary of projects, grants, and other accomplishments is published each year as a report to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Beginning in 2012, The Friends began publishing a newsletter format that highlighted some of the year’s work.
E-mail blast Archive
We keep our membership informed of activities at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and volunteer opportunities at the Park regularly. Newsletters go out to all on the first of the month, and sometimes as events in the park arise. You can see our past e-mails in our archive and sign-up to be on our list by filling out the information below.