Grand Sable Dunes temporary closure to all public entry for visitor safety
Grand Sable Dunes are rapidly eroding into Sable Creek and Lake Superior. The area from the Ghost Forest Trail north to Lake Superior then along the shoreline to the west side of Sable Creek is temporarily closed. Follow closure signs for your safety. More »
Naturalization Ceremony Held at Pictured Rocks
Contact: Gregg Bruff, 906-387-2607
On Wednesday, June 21, 44 former immigrants became United States citizens at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Some 150 people witnessed the outdoor event at Miners Castle. Magistrate Judge Timothy Greeley from Marquette, Michigan, led the group in the oath of allegiance. Lakeshore Superintendent Jim Northup was the featured speaker.
State, county, and city dignitaries attended as well as local aides of Congressional representatives. Following the half-hour ceremony, a picnic lunch was provided by the Munising A&W Family Restaurant. The new citizens were also able to register as voters with the Michigan Department of State.
The event was sponsored by the lakeshore and the Detroit Office of Immigration and Citizenship Services. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore organized the event through the incident command system and involved local and state law enforcement agencies and emergency medical services personnel.
Did You Know?
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is the only National Park Service area with an inland buffer zone within its boundary. It is owned by the State of Michigan, corporations, and private citizens. The zone was created to permit sustained yield timber harvest and protect the watershed. More...