Campers and visitors to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore can donate their redeemable beverage bottles and cans at campgrounds and eventually at the Dune Climb and other day-use areas of the Park. Until now, these containers would have been thrown into the trash and ended up in landfill.
This summer, the Friends are supporting Clare Fastiggi, a summer intern who is studying the feasibility of creating a sustainable bottle and can redemption program. She has started a pilot program to collect empty containers in Platte River Campground and DH Day Campground and we will be doing a data collection trial at the Dune Climb this summer.
We can do more if we have volunteers to help! If you are interested, please contact us.