Get Out and Hike Day was previously scheduled for Saturday, April 25th. We are now working on adapting this event to be moved to another date to be announced as soon as the park and volunteers can continue normal activity.
We would like to celebrate Earth Day by helping the park understand spring needs for clean-up and repairs on the beaches and trails around the Sleeping Bear Lakeshore.
There are 12 trails that need to be walked around the park as well as understanding any damage to beach access points because of the high water we have experienced this winter.
This is an all-ages event and a great way to learn more about how the Friends partner with the National Park. We will need about 30 volunteers for the day and tasks can be accomplished in groups.
No need to RSVP ahead of time, please come to the Park Visitor Center in Empire for location assignment between 8:30-10 am.
Location: Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
Participants should wear sturdy shoes and dress according to the weather forecasted. Handouts, pens/pencils, and instructions on how to report damage will be provided.
For questions or more information, please feel free to contact our Adopt-a-Trail Coordinator: Tracy Barrilleaux, email@example.com or at: 760-505-6743