In 2022, the Friends dedicated over 12,600+ volunteer hours and $177,000 in funds to help complete Park projects, maintain trails, provide accessible spaces and mobility tools for visitors with all abilities, connected with visitors to enhance safe visitation, and published a crowd-sourced book about the history, beauty, and experience 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.


Accomplishment Summaries

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 for emails prior to January 2020. For emails since January 2020, search our news posts for e-newsletters. 

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