Sleeping Bear Dunes Public Meeting

Start: July 12, 2013 10:30 am
End: July 12, 2013 11:30 am
Location: Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore - Headquarters – Library Room - 9922 Front Street, Empire , MI 49630
Jul 9, 2013

U.S. Representative Dan Benishek M.D. (MI-01) will be meeting with park officials and interested citizens at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Friday, July 12, 2013 to discuss his legislation that will protect the national lakeshore.  The discussion will take place in Empire from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST. 

Dr. Benishek has introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to protect the Sleeping Bear Dunes, while ensuring recreational access for over 32,000 acres of lakeshore.   

The legislation would designate approximately 32,500 acres of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as “wilderness” areas. This bill ensures that natural features of the area will be preserved, while protecting county roads, historical structures, and access to recreation and enjoyment of the lake.

The House Committee on Natural Resources has announced they will hold a Congressional hearing on the legislation in July.