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Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes Annual Spring Training

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes annual spring training is a once-a-year chance for volunteers to hear the latest park news from park staff and important safety tips from park safety experts. The 1 pm general training will be followed by 2 pm breakout sessions for Adopt-A-Trail, Adopt-A-Beach, Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, Preventative Search and Rescue, and the Track Chair program.

For those unable to attend, we will be streaming and recording the general session. More information on this option will be available later.

Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes volunteers logged over 11,000 hours in 2023 through twelve Friends organized programs including Adopt-A-Beach, Adopt-A-Trail, and Adopt-A-River. Thanks to the efforts of dedicated Friends volunteers, 2,360 pounds of trash was collected by Adopt-A-Beach volunteers, and 2,905 hours were logged on the Sleeping Bear Dunes trails by volunteers keeping visitors safe and cleaning the park trails. The Preventive Search and Rescue team made over 30,000 contacts with visitors making sure they are prepared for distance hikes within the park. Friends volunteers also maintain the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail; grooming it for cross-country skiing in the winter and blowing off debris, fixing erosion, and removing downed trees during the hiking and biking seasons.
More information on volunteer opportunities with the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, can be found at


May 18
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes
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Empire Township Hall
10088 W. Front Street, Empire, MI
Empire, MI 49630 United States
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