Ice Caves No Longer Safe
The ice formations in Leelanau Township, north of the park, are no longer safe to visit. High winds have fractured the ice, moving it to the west. Huge cracks have formed in the cave arches, making them very unsafe and open water is now visible.
GMP/WS Public Meetings Scheduled for Early May in Benzie, Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties
Contact: Bruce Huffman or Tom Ulrich, 231-326-5134
Superintendent Dusty Shultz has invited all interested parties to attend any of three identical public meetings on May 1, 2, and 3, 2007, to discuss the information presented in General Management Plan/Wilderness Study Newsletter #4, and help National Park Service planners develop a Preferred Alternative for future management of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
The release of Newsletter #4 last month started an official public comment period that will last until May 14, 2007. According to Shultz, the latest GMP/WS information can be easily accessed at the park’s website and you can also provide comments by using the online comment system link there. “Some people have expressed that they prefer to provide their comments in the venue of a public meeting,” said Shultz. “The upcoming public meetings allow for that, and afford an additional opportunity for the public to talk directly to the planning team. Shultz added, “It’s very important to me that we continue to stay as transparent as possible and provide whatever clarification the public needs during the planning process.” At the meetings there will be information tables and Lakeshore staff available to answer questions. There will be a presentation explaining the information in Newsletter #4, followed by a period for open public comments. “You’ll see that we’ve used public input to develop the Preliminary Alternatives, and now we’re asking for help in constructing a Preferred Alternative from the range of ideas contained in the Preliminary Alternatives.” For more information call (231) 326-5134.
Tuesday - May 1, 2007
Wednesday - May 2, 2007
Thursday - May 3, 2007
Did You Know?
The U.S. Life-Saving Station in Glen Haven was moved from Sleeping Bear Point in 1931 because it was being covered with sand from the moving dunes. Visit the Maritime Museum in Glen Haven in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to see how the crew lived and worked. More...