Thanks to the Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitor’s Bureau for this news!
This Saturday (Sep 24) is National Public Lands Day. NPLD is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in the United States, and last year. The impact is huge, especially in this era of declining budgets and last year’s 170,000 volunteers worked at over 2,080 sites in every state:
- Removing an estimated 450 tons of trash
- Collecting an estimated 20,000 pounds of invasive plants
- Building and maintaining an estimated 1,320 miles of trails
- Planting an estimated 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native plants
- Contributing an estimated $15 million to improve public lands across the country
The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is inviting you to be a part of this by helping to clean up beaches in the Lakeshore on Saturday from 12-3 PM. Admission to all national parks, including the National Lakeshore, is free Saturday, and volunteers will receive a voucher to use for entrance to various parks at a later date.