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.
Port Oneida Rural Historic District Environmental Assessment Available for Public Review
Contact: Michael Duwe, 231-326-5134
The National Park Service at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore announces the availability of the Port Oneida Rural Historic District Environmental Assessment beginning on September 17, 2007. The environmental assessment (EA) describes and analyzes alternative locations for a visitor contact station and employee housing, and alternative means of improving visitor access, and interpretation of Port Oneida resources. In all alternatives rehabilitation and stabilization of historic structures, and stabilization of cultural landscapes occur at Port Oneida.
The National Park Service at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore encourages you to comment on the EA until October 19, 2007. The document may be reviewed at the following link: Port Oneida EA. Paper copies are also available for review at the Lakeshore Visitor Center in Empire, as well as at area libraries. Comments may be mailed to the Lakeshore (Superintendent, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 9922 Front Street, Empire, MI 49630), or sent electronically through a link on the Lakeshore’s website.
The Lakeshore will be hosting an open house on the EA on Wednesday, October 3. The open house will be held at the Lakeshore’s Visitor Center auditorium in Empire, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., and will include a presentation by the contracting firm, JJR of Ann Arbor, at 5:00 p.m.
For more information, contact the Lakeshore headquarters at 231-326-5134.
Did You Know?
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a popular field trip destination for school groups. Students can learn about geologic formation of the sand dunes, the fauna and flora that make this area home, and the logging and farming history as the area developed. More...