The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes has agreed with Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to “Adopt” a portion of M-109 from Glen Haven to a little south of the Dune Climb. This is a section of highway used by about 1.5 million people each year who visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. While our visitors are usually very good about not littering, there is always some trash that finds its way to the roadside. As part of our mission to care for the resources within the Park, we will do our best to keep this road free of litter.
MDOT organizes volunteer groups like ours to clean the roadways 3 times each year – Spring, Summer, and Fall. Peter Van Nort coordinates our program, and he had a dedicated crew out cleaning up in September. If you are interested in helping, contact us.