Northern Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes Dedicated as Federally Protected Wilderness
Bill was first to pass both chambers of Congress since 2009
EMPIRE, MI - Some 32,500 acres of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was formally dedicated as protected wilderness this weekend. The ceremony on Friday, May 30 at the No. 3 dune overlook on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive followed legislation signed into law this spring that designates nearly half of the 71,199-acre National Lakeshore as wilderness under the National Wilderness Preservation System.