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The public is invited to a special ceremony dedicating the Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the #3 Dune Overlook on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. This newest of the nation’s Wilderness areas was the accomplishment of many individuals and organizations working together to preserve this special place for all to enjoy. Come celebrate this accomplishment with a special program featuring local residents, National Park Service officials, and members of the Michigan Congressional Delegation.
For this special day, park entrance fees will be waived. Event parking will be limited. It is recommended that participants arrive at the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive no later than 11:30 a.m. Free shuttles will transport people to the event. Refreshments, ranger-led hikes, and children’s activities will also be offered. Spectacular views of a portion of the Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness will be the backdrop of this outdoor event, so come prepared with a water bottle and clothing appropriate for the day’s weather conditions.