GLEN ARBOR, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Free entry into Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore can be yours for the price of some elbow grease.

A volunteer effort to clean up the park is Saturday, Sept 24 as part of National Public Lands Day, and it’s an opportunity for people to enjoy and give back to the public places they love.

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The entrance fee for the National Lakeshore will be waived on Sept. 24, and people can help with the trail work-bee from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. No reservations are needed. You can meet at the visitor center in Empire, and dress for the weather. The National Parks Service will provide tools and equipment.

Participants will also get a coupon for an additional free one-day entrance pass to public lands to use any time before Sept. 23, 2023.

Volunteers at Sleeping Bear Dunes won’t be alone. Thousands of volunteers are expected to gather across the nation to help clean up national parks on that day.