loving summer, post-storm update + resources

Loving summer around Glen Arbor

“We’re here to stay and we’re all loving summer around Glen Arbor – more than ever”… is the feeling you get around the Glen Lake and surrounding areas in Leelanau that got hit by the storm that occurred on August 2nd. We want to encourage you visit and stay because Summer’s not over – and we are OPEN! Experience the natural beauty and uniqueness of the area…now and year round.

Getting back to normal after the storm

Everything is getting back to normal at Sleeping Bear Dunes. People are swarming the Dune Climb, the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, walking the beaches, and riding the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (from Empire to Glen Haven and from Glen Arbor north to Port Oneida Road).

 

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The Township crew was out working to clear debris on Forest Haven road, by the SBHT entrance. DH Day Campground still needs some TLC to open. The Park Service Tree Crew has been working in there for the past week and are nearly finished.

Yoga on the beach is back and benefiting the Friend of Sleeping Bear Dunes. The farmer’s market that takes place by the Township Hall in Glen Arbor will resume next Tuesday as usual – after having to cancel due to the storm. People are rallying more than ever to support their neighbors, form volunteer groups, give generously and all around – just enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

Helpful resources

As of August 11th, there are dumpsters for public use located at the Glen arbor park tennis courts. To be used for any kitchen waste that people were not able to fit in their weekly trash pick ups.

The Glen Arbor Township has started their Glen Arbor relief efforts. There is a FAQ posted on the website along with a button to donate. Visit Glenarbortownship.com for more info. You can also stay posted with their new page on Facebook.

Cherry Republic started a fund to get the downed trees cleaned up and plant new ones in the Spring. Your donation will be matched by CR. Click here to learn more and to donate. “Bring the Arbor back to Glen Arbor.”

Residential homeowners: There is help for help residential owners to clean up their properties… (we’re told not for commercial or rental properties). This disaster cleanup group is hoping to work in sections, going from one area to another until their task is done, for FREE…Anyone interested can check in with Elizabeth, the deputy clerk or other township officials, at the Glen Arbor Township Hall | 6394 W. Western Ave | Glen Arbor, MI 49636 | (231)334-3539

Leelanau County has put out a bulletin about the possibility of securing some financial help for people who’s structures have been damaged by the storm.  Taking photos and getting damage information to the county emergency preparedness’s department, and will be useful and as I understand it may result in the possibility of securing some federal cleanup funds as well.

 

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